June 14, 2010 Issue Abstract

Regulation in the Making: U.S Regulatory Reform Faces Deadline as Lawmakers Debate Derivatives, Duties of Dealers. Speculation in the financial industry suggests regulatory reform may be signed into law before the July 4th holiday. What are the components of the draft bill still under debate?

Industry Alert: SIFMA Study Offers Guidelines for Systemic Risk Regulation. Deloitte & Touche and SIFMA have assembled a dossier offering regulators some suggestions on how to go about it. We take a look at what it says.

Editor’s Comment: Wall Street’s Electronica Mysteriosa. It may be a worthwhile initiative to monitor new market technologies for hidden flaws.

Spotlight: Navigant Consulting Targets Investment Management Niche. The consultancy’s John Schneider, Managing Director, US Financial Services Practice, talks about critical compliance and risk management challenges for asset managers, among other issues.

New Product Watch: Advances Boost Trading Strategies, OTC Valuations. We take a look at new developments from ConvergEx Group, Omega ATS, Omgeo and SuperDerivatives.

Alternative Trading Systems: Liquidnet Net Expands to Trading Mexican and New Zealand Stocks. The company also says that by the end of June it will offer access to 36 equity markets across five continents.

Post-Trade Services: The SEC Gives SWIFT a ‘Go Ahead’ to Offer Electronic Trade Confirmations. That may mean competition for Omgeo, which is still migrating brokers to its CTM platform.

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