Renaissance Capital, the Moscow-based emerging markets investment bank, has appointed hedge fund manager Christopher Carter to the new post of global head of equity derivatives, equity finance, convertibles...
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Investors in Chinese stocks have been given more flexibility, with the launch of the country's first stock futures and a rule-change allowing short-selling of cash shares.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission revealed a revised uptick rule in February, eliminating a key exemption for options market-makers. But some participants say these new rules will impede liquidity and price efficiency in US options markets. Peter...
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The recent surge in implied dividends has been so vigorous dealers say there is little upside left in going long dividends. Dealers are inherently long dividends as a result of popular structured products sold to clients, such as reverse convertibles...
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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