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BGC Brokers’ Capitalab Announces Its Largest Initial Margin Optimisation In Rates

“More than 15 counterparties have participated in the IMO, thereby multilaterally shrinking delta, vega and curvature bilateral counterparty risks and significantly reducing both non-cleared Initial Margin (IM) and cleared IM at the Central Clearing Counterparty (CCP).”

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RISK.NET: Capitalab joins LCH compression race

Vendor claims it can dramatically improve reduction in notionals by incorporating non-cleared trades

“Capitalab has muscled into the competitive market for derivatives compression at LCH after gaining approval to provide services to SwapClear members in late December”

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RISK.NET: Tearing up the market: FCMs hail new compression techniques

Advances by vendors and increased competition set to unlock more trades for tear-ups

“Our plan is to offer one big combined solution with all rates products – cleared and non-cleared – in one compression cycle: encompassing cleared swaps, bilateral swaps, bilateral swaptions, caps and floors, and forward rate agreements,” says Capitalab co-founder Gavin Jackson. “The risk offsets in the combined solution enable attractive step-ups in compression and operational efficiency.”

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BGC Brokers’ Capitalab Successfully Launches Initial Margin Optimisation In Rates Space

Capitalab, a division of BGC Brokers L.P., today announced that its Initial Margin Optimisation (“IMO”) service has successfully executed its first production cycle, reducing Interest Rates Delta, Vega and Curvature counterparty risks simultaneously across Euro, US Dollar, Sterling and Japanese Yen currencies, reducing bilateral initial margin and controlling cleared initial margin at the central counterparty.

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TOTAL DERIVATIVES: COMPRESSION BATTLE STEPS UP

The first single compression run combining both interest rate swaps and interest rate options was recently conducted by BGC-owned Capitalab.

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FINANCIAL TIMES: Interdealer broker BGC targets swaps compression services

The BGC unit Capitalab which is leading the push, said it was “a milestone” because unlike rivals, the move could incorporate more hard-to-value derivatives.

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BGC Brokers’ Capitalab Portfolio Compression Service Executes the First Interest Rate Swaps and Options Combined Compression Cycle

Capitalab, a division of BGC Brokers L.P., an entity within the BGC Partners, Inc. group (NASDAQ: BGCP) today announced that its Swaptioniser® portfolio compression service has successfully executed the first combined Swap and Option compression cycle…

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GLOBAL CAPITAL: Capitalab adds caps, floors and FX Options

Capitalab, part of BGC Brokers, has extended the compression service it operates to FX options as well as interest rate caps and floors.

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BGC PARTNERS: BGC Brokers’ Capitalab Extends its Portfolio Compression Service to FX Derivatives and Interest Rate Caps and Floors; Reaches $3.5 trillion in Interest Rate Swaptions

BGC Brokers L.P.’s (“BGC Brokers”) Capitalab, an entity within BGC Partners, Inc. group (NASDAQ: BGCP), today announced that it has successfully launched its multilateral portfolio compression service for FX Options as well as for Interest Rate Caps and Floors.

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TOTAL DERIVATIVES: Capitalab eyes $16trn compression market

Capitalab announced this week that the notional size of derivatives compressed by its Swaptioniser service has now hit $3.5trn.

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FINANCIAL TIMES: Derivatives regulation generates boom for some

Regulations force banks to examine all aspects of trading operations to squeeze costs

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WINNER- CAPITALAB For GlobalCapital’s Best Compression Service 2016

These awards honour the companies, platforms, services and products that have made an impact on the global derivatives market during the last 12 months…

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TOTAL DERIVATIVES: The Great Compression

In an environment where banks are facing increasing pressure on balance sheet, heads of rates trading desks have been enthusiastic about the rapid growth of compression services. By matching…

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RISK: Banks save €3.5bn in swaptions compression drive

Capitalab removes €1.3 trillion notional, cutting capital requirement…

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FINANCIAL TIMES: BGC PARTNERS JOINS CLEAN-UP OF BANK DERIVATIVES BOOKS

BGC Partners, the US interdealer broker, is pushing aggressively into risk management of over-the-counter derivatives and created a new tool that has already torn up more than €800bn worth of hard-to-value options…

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BGC Brokers’ Capitalab Portfolio Compression Service Eliminates EUR 800 Billion Of Swaption Notional In Q4 2015

LONDON, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — BGC Brokers L.P.’s (“BGC Brokers”) Capitalab, an entity within the BGC Partners, Inc. group (NASDAQ: BGCP) today announced that its Swaptioniser® portfolio compression service successfully eliminated over EUR 800 billion of Swaption notional in Q4 2015.  This service brings to the market the latest and most advanced solution for compression and is the first system to provide multilateral portfolio compression…

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