The fragile state of the world’s advanced economies, as demonstrated by early February’s dire GDP figures for the eurozone showing a larger-than-expected contraction in the fourth quarter of 2012,...
Proposed interim measures hope to bring some regulatory consistency across Europe in the period prior to Solvency II’s eventual implementation, but supervisors are still seeking their own solutions,...
Instability of capital framework should be reflected in plans for soft-launch
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With the price of over-the-counter swaps predicted to increase as new derivatives rules take effect, futures are being touted as an efficient alternative hedging tool, but are they a perfect fit? Blake Evans-Pritchard reports
Exposure to collateralised loan obligations, infrastructure finance and high-yielding bank loans set to increase
Marking whole positions to the current clearing price as in mark-to-market accounting ignores the effect that liquidating a position can have. Such valuations overstate the cash that will be received and underestimate a position’s leverage. Simple parametric...
The long-awaited impact assessment on Omnibus II’s long-term guarantees package has finally been given the green light after months of political wrangling over the terms of reference. Yet, it is naïve to think that the assessment, which will look...
2012 was a buoyant year for debt capital raising by insurers, with companies tapping into the Asia market and issuing innovatively structured instruments. Investors’ appetite for insurance company debt has enabled insurers to move from classical issuance...
Tom Rogers, Zurich Insurance Group’s head of strategy implementation, talks to Michael Faulkner about the insurer’s risk-based approach to asset allocation
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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