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Derivatives: How will the New US and EU Regulations Affect the Asia Pacific Region

The global financial services industry during 2011 faces active rulemaking and a myriad of changes in derivatives regulations from the United States and European Union. For financial firms operating in the Asia-Pacific region, the effects of these proposed regulatory changes on derivatives markets are particularly unclear.

This article touches on some of the most-pressing concerns around new derivatives regulation for APAC-based firms and Northern Trust’s view of how some of these issues, such as clearing, reporting and margins, may develop.

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    Asia traditionally has stricter rule than EU and US market. This shown in the recent GFC where Asia stand relatively well compared to US counterpart. However, I agree that with many investment fund based in US and EU, reporting requirement those funds will be impacted.

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