The Dow Jones Stoxx 50 index has been licensed to ETFlab Investment to underlie a new exchange-traded fund (ETF). The index, which is one of the benchmarks for European equity performance, includes blue-chip...
Strong trading results have offset large loan losses as banks report a mixed bag of first-quarter results.
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The US Treasury's $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (Tarp) is vulnerable to fraud, abuse and profiteering, due to a lack of proper supervision, according to a highly critical report from the programme's inspector-general published today. ...
In the wake of hefty losses for sellers of variance swaps as volatility spiked last year, Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking (SG CIB) is touting products that might make selling variance more palatable for investors.
The bans on short selling imposed in the US and Europe in 2008 had more effect on market volatility in off-limit stocks and equity markets than the financial crisis itself, a new study has concluded.
BNP Paribas has launched two new capital guaranteed funds for French retail investors, Tie Break 3 and Tie Break 5. The funds' return is linked to the performance of the DJ Eurostoxx 50, and targets bullish views on the European stock market.
JP Morgan has launched a new exchange-traded note (ETN) linked to the Alerian MLP (master limited partnerships) Index. The bank acquired rights to the index following its purchase of ailing US investment house Bear Stearns 12 months ago, which previously...
Malaysian distributor Maybank has launched its Autocall Structured Deposit (MASD) providing exposure to the Chinese equity market. The trade aims to participate in the recovery of a portfolio of stocks linked to China's infrastructure sector.
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future