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Money Markets International
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Money Markets International (MMI) is Irelands largest moneybroker.
Acting as an inter dealer broker we match buyers and sellers in the wholesale interbank market. Our clients are Irish and International banks operating in Ireland and abroad.

Tel.:         +353-1-678-5142
Fax.:        +353-1-676-5250
E-mail:     info@moneymarkets.ie
Reuters:   MMII
 
MMI Compliance & MiFID
 

Terms of Business
Money Markets International Limited issues all its clients with Terms of Business in accordance to best practice. All clients are regulated institutions and classified as Professional clients (Eligible Counterparties). Click Here to download our Terms of Business.

 

MiFID Disclosure
Directive 2006/48/EC and Directive 2006/49/EC - The Capital Requirement Directive (CRD) requires that under Pillar 3 of the CRD Money Markets International Llimited is required to publish Risk disclosure. See our disclosure statement below:

Download MMI MiFID Pillar 3 Disclosure Statement  -  (PDF)

 Capital Requirements Directive - Pillar 3 Disclosure Statemet

31 December 2016

Introduction

The European Union Capital Requirements Directive (CRD) came in to effect on 1 January 2007. It introduced consistent capital adequacy standards and an associated supervisory framework in the EC based on the Basel II rules agreed by the G10.

Implementation of the directive into Irish Law was by way of two statutory instruments issued by the Minister of Finance and an Implementation Notice issued by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Some of the rules introduced by the CRD concern Disclosure Requirements. These requirements are commonly referred to as Pillar 3 Disclosure Requirements. They are designed to promote market discipline by providing market participants with key information on a firmís risk exposure and risk management processes. Pillar 3 also aims to complement the minimum capital requirements described under Pillar 1, as well as the supervisory review processes of Pillar 2.

The 3 Pillars can be summarized as follows

Pillar 1: Establishes the Minimum Capital Requirements

Pillar 2: Establishes the Supervisory Review process

Pillar 3: Establishes Public Disclosure Requirements.

Structure & Scope

Money Markets International Limited is a Dublin based entity which is regulated by theCentral Bank of Ireland and subject to the provisions of the CRD.

The disclosures made in this document are in respect of Money Markets International Limited and are made on a fully consolidated basis.

The following Pillar 3 disclosures have been prepared as at 31st December 2016.

Frequency, location and verification of disclosures

Disclosures will be issued as a minimum on an annual basis and will be published on the Money Markets International Limited website (http://www.moneymarkets.ie/MiFID.asp).

Risk Management

Money Markets International Limited is a leading Irish Inter Dealer Broker firm that provides an independent and focused dealing service in Money Market and Energy products to institutional clients. The Board has overall responsibility for the firms system of internal controls, the objectives of which are the safeguarding of the firmís assets, the maintenance of proper accounting records and the availability of reliable financial information for use within the business.

Risk Management Framework

The risk management framework is part of the well defined governance framework which meets best practice in a manner appropriate to the firms scale and scope of operations. The framework demonstrates control of the business, whilst facilitating transparency for all stakeholders and supporting the business to move rapidly in a changing market.

Money Markets International Limitedís risk management policies and main risk mitigations and controls have been documented in the firms ICAAP. The firms systems of internal control include appropriate levels of authorisation and segregation of duties.

The firm has a compliance function, which undertakes a set of monitoring activities on its operations. This approach provides direct assurance to the Board of Directors that activities are in accordance with Money Markets Internationals Limited risk policy; and that practices are aligned to the risk appetite set by the Board.

Risk Management Objective and Policies

Money Markets International does not hold client funds, does not hold foreign currencies, does not trade on own account and does not have retail clients. These factors significantly reduce the risk aspects of the firm.

Risk Management Approach

While ultimate ownership rests with the Board of Directors, all staff within Money Markets International Limited are responsible for effective risk management. Individuals are accountable for managing inherent risks within their business areas, ensuring compliance with agreed company budgets, policies and prevailing regulatory and legal requirements. 

Responsibilities are clearly defined and reporting lines ensure that the appropriate segregation of responsibilities between front and back office are maintained. Recruitment is targeted at high caliber employees and all staff are made aware of their development needs.

Risk Management by Category of Risk

Operational Risk

The risk of loss resulting from inadequate or failed internal processes, people and systems or from external events. The risk includes IT, legal and compliance risk. The firm has many controls in place to mitigate Operational risks. The compliance function has controls and procedures in place to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The Compliance function is continually renewing all perceived Operational risks to the business.

Credit Risk

Money Markets International Limited maintains a widespread client base and is not exposed to material credit risk; Money Markets International Limited constantly reviews its clients outstanding balances and takes action where necessary. All clients of Money Markets International Limited are bank and regulated entities with a good credit rating.

Money Markets International mains bank accounts for its own assets and separately with banks operating in the State which have acceptable credit ratings and which are regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Such assets are currently guaranteed by the Irish government. This exposure is considered immaterial.

Liquidity Risk 

Money Markets International Limited is not exposed to liquidity risk.

Market Risk

Money Markets International Limited is exposed to Market Risk through its holding of shares in other businesses. These holdings are in private companies and held for the long term. Money Markets international through its shareholding has an active involvement in these companies and consequently believes it can manage the level of risk being undertaken.

Securitisation Risk

Money Markets International Limited is not engaged in securitization activities and does not have exposure in this category.

Non Trading Book Requirement

The main items subject to a capital charge in the companyís non trading book are cash at bank balances, fixed assets and other non trading balances. The non trading book requirement is calculated using standardized approach (8% of the risk weighted exposure).

Strategy (or business) Risk

This is the risk of MMI making a trading loss from its business activities. As the economic environment changes reflecting the changing market MMIís income levels rise and fall. There is a time lag in adjusting costs to match the changes in income. There is also a minimum level to which you can reduce costs and where income falls below the minimum cost level an accounting loss is incurred. The directors of MMI believe that in the poor economic environment we will run a trading loss inorder to remain in business as opposed to closing the business. This will allow MMI to reap the benefits when the market improves.

Trading Risk

This is the risk that Money Markets International Limited could be ďdropedĒ mid-trade or a disagreement on details of the trade could exist after the trade has been closed. Money Markets International Limited mitigates against this risk by ensuring that all of our brokers comply with standard broking terminology and process plus recording all trade conversations and refers to these recordings when a disagreement arises.

 

Tony Fitzpatrick FCCA, MCSI, QFA, Head of Compliance.

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