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Cloudy with clearing: What the next clearing house looks like Blog,Commentary,Feature,Options

John Davidson joined OCC as president and chief operating officer in May with a firm focus on ushering in the next generation of clearing technology for the world’s largest clearing organization. Davidson is one of several recent executive team hires tasked with executing the switch from one established technology platform to something new. This is no small task for Davidson, who reports to OCC Chairman and CEO Craig Donohue and works closely with Scot Warren, OCC’s executive vice president and chief administrative officer. OCC’s ENCORE system now stands at about 20 years old, and while there have been many upgrades,…

Kevin Wolf, Eris Exchange – Market Structure Change Presents Commercial Opportunity Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Mwiki,Video

“When I worked at Lehman, periodically people would tell me that I looked like Dick Fuld, and I thought that was pretty cool, especially when I was rising up in the ranks. I don’t find that amusing anymore.” The fall of Lehman Brothers ushered in a period of regulatory change, with one of the goals being to trim the use of OTC swaps and instead have more centrally cleared products. Given the huge size of that market – at the end of 2014 there was $400 trillion notional outstanding – this regulatory shift presented an opportunity. That’s where Eris Exchange…