The US Federal Reserve has warned that leveraged exchange-traded funds could pose a systemic risk through their rebalancing activities, but many exchange-traded fund providers think these claims are overblown...
A ring fence has been proposed for five major UK banks to prevent them issuing structured products. The ban's biggest impact will be on the structured deposits, says a London lawyer
In this paper (in English and German), Genscape has analysed Combined Heat and Power or Central Heat and Power (CHP)production in the German market, the challenges it raises for market participants, and the key steps required to address the fundamental lack of transparency in CHP plant production.
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Seven Investment Management’s Peter Sleep says exchange-traded funds can look expensive compared to futures or tracking funds while stock-lending practices are opaque, but he believes disclosure requirements generally surpass other areas of the investment...
A simple pair-trading strategy based on autocorrelation can be profitable if applied over non-standard time frames. They observe that, for such a strategy, exchange-traded funds are more suitable than stocks and allow higher information ratios to be achieved...
The US regulator has published a report saying issuers and sellers should be doing more to manage conflicts of interest that arise when deciding which products to sell and to whom
Declining sales figures blamed for the redundancy of Legal & General structured products head James Harrington, but it's 'business as usual', says the firm
Barclays is offering a 12-month reverse convertible based on the stock of Valeant Pharmaceuticals. The high coupon is typical of shorter-term structures of this type that allow for some risk to capital
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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