Monthly Archives: May 2013

Innovation Trumps Complacency – SEF Rules Level The Playing Field in OTC Derivative Reform

Recently, a client asked us what we thought were the three most important factors that would contribute to the success of an electronic venue. It turns out that this was a timely and relevant question given the release of the final rules on swap execution facilities (SEFs). While these rules…


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Donna Bales
is a product development professional with a proven track record of managing complex capital market industry initiatives during times of significant market change and market structure reform. Donna is the founder and managing director of Balmoral Advisory, a boutique advisory firm that works with exchanges, regulators, technology firms, market participants and market data vendors to identify and evaluate business opportunities, understand and respond to changing industry/market dynamics and develop and implement strategies and solutions that make sense now and in the future. In addition she acts as a strategic advisor to an international consultancy firm, CollegeHill Asia and sits on the Board of 3Q Innovation, a non-profit that focuses on retraining and replacement of older workers after protracted unemployment. Originally from Canada, Donna holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.