April 5, 2010 Issue Abstract

Market Evolution: Market Participants Await Clearer Regulatory Vision. Regulatory changes appear to be in a state of flux as European authorities grapple with understanding CCP interoperability risks, while the US witnesses the start of fragmentation of derivatives clearing services.

Industry Alert: DTCC to Allow Regulators Access to Counterparty Data. Special protocols are being developed to allow regulators direct access to data in the depository’s Trade Information Warehouse without involving personnel.

Editor’s Comment: Colors of Opportunity. Transparency has many colors, depending on whose vulnerabilities and profits are part of the picture.

Spotlight: LCH.Clearnet Expands Sphere of Services Beyond Europe. A conversation with Alberto Pravettoni, Managing Director and member of the Executive Committee of LCH.Clearnet, on the strategies driving Europe’s largest independent clearinghouse.

Clearance & Settlement: Omgeo Scores Notable Wins for Central Trade Manager. With new clients in Asia and Canada, Omgeo appears to be on a roll with its central trade matching solution for seamless, end-to-end processing.

Focus on Data Latency: Informatica Buys 29West, Inc. The union sets the course for delivery of the first zero-latency enterprise-wide data integration platform.

The News Network: Chi-X Europe Selects Thomson Reuters Pan-European Pricing Feeds; Eurex Wins Regulatory Approval in Canada; ITG Study Ranks Liquidnet at Top of Best Execution Rankings.

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