Efforts by Isda and international banks to get Asian counterparties to use portfolio reconciliation services for OTC derivatives are starting to pay off
Efforts by Nafmii to bolster the definitions of China’s over-the-counter derivatives master agreements should help market development. But there are concerns about potential copyright infringement related to Isda master agreements.
The most recent draft of the Basel III proposals has been watered down by politics, according to an Asian risk officer.
Local banks in Asia have made huge advances in the way they manage financial risks during the past 15 years. Many of the initial best practices came in the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis and more latterly with the implementation of Basel II....
The equity derivatives business in Asia has experienced dramatic ups and downs during the past 15 years. But overall growth, particularly for equity structured products, has been phenomenal. Harry Thompson reports
Standard Chartered (StanChart) believes it is already well capitalised and has no plans to react to Basel III proposals by building up more capital.
RBS hires four Bank of America Merrill Lynch sales staffers in Hong Kong, including Abhinav Gorawara
Architect of Hong Kong dollar currency peg believes regulators outside Asia must do more to address threat from 'shadow banking'
The variable annuity business in Asia continues to attract banks and insurance companies. The potential market is of a staggering size which would far surpass the volumes in the US or Japan, the two biggest users of the products. Harry Thompson investigates...
Market demand is driving insurance companies to offer variable annuities in Asia ex-Japan, despite the rough ride they received from their first steps into this market. Insurers are taking a more cautious approach to risk this time around, but have they...
Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing looks set to join rival Singapore Exchange in offering dividend futures contracts
Asian banks generally are well capitalised and look set to ride through the eurozone debt crisis with few problems, says Moody's
Hyundai Securities’ signs landmark deal with Sophis in bid to offer more complex products
Variable annuities set to grow as Australia tackles pensions longevity issue
The move by the Financial Services Commission will bring some additional clarity to the tricky business of obtaining licences in the country
Hyundai Securities' technology deal with Sophis may be the start of a trend as Korean firms build their structured products capabilities
Tensions on the Korean peninsula mean CDS prices are likely to stay high for some time, analysts say