20 May 2016
The ABA provided APRA with its comments on the Discussion Paper: Margining and risk mitigation for non-centrally cleared derivatives. While generally supporting the comprehensive submissions by the Australian Financial Markets Association and International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the ABA and members have some specific comments on CPS 226 which are of particular importance to members.Download PDF
The ABA agrees that capital and funding, tax, skills and talent, culture and regulation are key factors that determine Australia’s competitive position to attract and maintain investment in technology. However, the ABA respectfully requests to also consider how Australia should best manage data in the emerging digital economy.
The ABA supports ASIC finalising this review and releasing updated regulatory guidance as soon as possible to provide clarity and assist credit licensees comply with their responsible lending obligations.