MFA Comment Letters

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Comment Letter on IOSCO’s Consultation Report on ‘Regulatory Issues Raised by the Impact of Technological Changes on Market Integrity and Efficiency,’08.12.11


MFA submitted comments to IOSCO on its consultation report on Regulatory Issues Raised by the Impact of Technological Changes on […]

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Topics: 1963 Special Study 1963 Special Study of the Securities Markets, 2010, affirmative stock locate framework, AIG, algorithmic trading, algorithms, Arndt, Barclays Capital Equity Research, Barclays Plc., bid-ask spreads, broker dealers, buy-side brokers, CFTC, circuit breakers, co-location services, computer programs, connectivity, Consultation Report, dark pools, DEA, Division of Risk, Dow Jones Industrial Average, E-Trade, Economic Growth, educational campaigns, effective spreads in European equities, efficiency, electronic markets, Elizabeth Murphy, empirical data, endowments, erroneous trades, ETFs, EU, executing brokers, execution speed, Fannie Mae, fees, Fidelity, fiduciary obligation, Financial Crisis of 2008, fixed commission rates, flash crash, Flash Crash of May 6, foundations, France, Freddie Mac, Germany, Goldman Sachs, Gomber, HFT, high frequency trading, institutional investor, institutional investors, insurance companies, intermediary firm, International Organization of Securities Commissions, investment time horizons, Japan, Joint Advisory Committee on Emerging Regulatory Issues, Joint Industry Limit Up-Limit Down Proposal, LaBranche, limit-up/limit-down systems, long-term, low latency, Lutat, market access, Market Break of 1962, Market Crash of 1987, market depth, market dislocations, market efficiencies, market information, market liquidity, market trends, Merrill Lynch, monopolies, Mr. Werner Bijkerk, mutual funds, Nasdaq, National Securities Clearing Corporation, NBBO, New York Stock Exchange, NSCC, Office of Markets in the Division of Risk, order execution, order-to-trade ratios, OSCO, oversight, passive, pensions, Peter Gomber, pricing reliability, proprietary, proprietary trading tools, quote stuffing, Regulatory Issues Raised by the Impact of Technological Change on Market Integrity and Efficiency, Rosenblatt Securities, Schwab, SEC, Securities Exchange Commission, single-stock circuit breakers, Spain, sponsored access, spreads, standardize disclosure, Strategy and Financial Innovation, Strategy and Innovation memorandum, TABB Group, TAGG Group, TD Ameritrade, Technical Committee, Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, technological developments, third party vendors, Thomson, threshold securities, trading strategies, transaction delivery, transaction fees, transparency, two-sided displayed quotes, Uhle, UK, wait-and-see, Washington Mutual,

Comment Letter to the CFTC on its Proposed Rules on Risk Management Requirements for Derivatives Clearing Organizations03.21.11


MFA submitted a comment letter to the CFTC on its proposed rules on Risk Management Requirements for Derivatives Clearing Organizations. […]

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Topics: $50 million upper limit antitrust considerations, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, bilateral trades, capital requirements, CFTC, Chicago Board of Trade, cleared trade volumes, clearing member, clearinghouses, Columbia University, committee on payment and settlement systems and technical committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, competition, connectivity, counterparty credit assessment practices, CPSS-IOSCO standards, credit risk, creditworthiness, cross product margin, customer initial margin, DCM, DCO, DCO concentration risk, DCO margin methodologies, default management framework, derivatives clearing organizations, Designated Contract Market, differentiated margining, direct clearing members, direct clearing members' initial margin, diversity of market participants, effective date, electronic execution, eligibility standards, excess margin, executing counterparty, fair and open access, federal register, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, five-day liquidation horizon, futures, global banking crisis, greater market concentration, guaranty fund scaling methodologies, hedge fund industry, highly liquid instruments, initial margin, initial margin requirements, investment banks, ISDA, leverage ratio, mandatory central clearing, margin, margin calculation utility, margin calls, margin methodology, margin requirements, mark-to-market variations, market liquidity, market volatility, minimum capital requirements, net capital obligation, non-hedge positions, obligations, on-the-run 10 year interest rate swaps, participant eligibility, phase-in period, portfolio margining, product eligibility, product portfolio, risk exposure, risk management, Risk Management Requirements, risk-based methodologies, scaling requirements, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, SEF, standard two-way protocols, stress and default scenarios, Swap Execution Facility, swap portfolio, swap portfolio size, swaps, systemic risk mitigation, The Turner Review, threshold guaranty fund contribution, tiers, transaction volume, volatility,

Comment Letter to the CFTC on its Proposed Core Principles and Other Requirements for Swap Execution Facilities03.08.11


MFA submitted a comment letter to the CFTC on its proposed Core Principles and Other Requirements for Swap Execution Facilities. […]

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Topics: annual review auction-based methods, available for trading, bilateral trading, bilateral trading environment, block size, block trade thresholds, block trades, cash position, CBOE futures exchange, CEA, central limit order variants, CFTC, chief compliance officer, cleared swaps, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, competition, complete audit trail, conflicts of interest, congestion, connectivity, credit default swaps, crossing, daily trading records requirements, data analysis, DCM, dealer-to-customer platforms, debt instrument, Designated Contract Market, discreet contract, electronic platform, emergency procedure, exchanges, exchanges for physical, exchanges for swaps, execution protocol, fixing, flexibility, futures position, grace period, grandfather relief, institutional investors, interstate commerce, ISDA, joint the trade, large notional transaction size threshold, limit order, linked transactions, liquidity, liquidity characteristics, major swap participants, Mandatory Execution Requirement, mandatory minimum required recipients, mandatory objective criteria, mandatory transparent criteria, Manipulation, market efficiencies, market liquidity, market-based competition, matching, matching traders, minimum block sizes, minimum block threshold, multiple-to-multiple trading venues, non-continuous liquidity, off-market transactions, one-to-one voice services, open outcry trading pits, order book, order book systems, OTC, OTC market, Over-the-Counter, Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets, packaged transactions, permitted transactions, physical contract, physical position, price distortion, public information, quote requesters, quote-requesting participant, real-time public reporting of swap transaction data, recordkeeping requirements, regulatory efficiencies, reporting requirements, request for quote, required transactions, responsive quote, resting bids, RFQ, RFQ response period, RFQ system, Rulebook, SB SEF, security-based swap execution facility, SEF trading platforms, SEFs, SIFMA, single joint transactions, sporadic liquidity, swap data repositories, swap execution, swap execution facilities, timing delay, trading venues, transparency, voice-based system, voice-based trading, widened bid/offer spreads,
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