Keen to take advantage of opportunities presented by the current economic climate, smaller brokerages are moving beyond the limitations set by a traditional hosted trading platform model, explains John Beck of Waters magazine.
The Committee of European Securities Regulators (Cesr) called this morning for post-trade reporting on several classes of derivatives, including asset-backed securities (ABS) and collateralised debt obligations (CDO).
Energy risk management has transformed since the early 1990s. Pauline McCallion speaks to risk managers about the challenges they faced in the early days and how they compare with the issues faced today
Regulatory demands for the derivatives industry to improve operational efficiency have become increasingly stringent in the past year. To meet the targets, dealers say interoperability between technology platforms is vital. But in the competitive vendor...
Concentrating solar thermal (CST) power has the potential to provide power on the margin of the demand curve, as well as replacing coal at the core of the power mix in the US, according to a report by the World Resources Institute (WRI.)
Moves to increase transparency and simplicity in the derivatives market might have some benefit, but are certainly not the single remedy needed after the financial crisis, according to panellists at the Risk Derivatives Summit in London yesterday.
Multiple central counterparties for clearing derivatives trades might be less efficient, but stability concerns make a single counterparty too risky to allow, a European Commission (EC) specialist said today.
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The Australian LNG industry has expressed concern about the effect the Rudd Government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) will have on growth, following its proposed introduction in July 2011.
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Interdealer broker OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH) has announced the acquisition of two Chicago-based firms, Futures International and T&J Shuff Enterprises, specialising in agricultural futures and options contracts in corn, wheat, soybeans, soybean meal...
Scott Dowle, chief technology officer at London-based credit hedge fund Credaris, talks to Credit about 50%-plus returns in a bear market and the kind of tech infrastructure the firm deploys to manage its CDO holdings.
Budgets are under pressure, and more and more firms are opting for a single platform provider for all their compliance software needs. Victoria Pennington looks at which companies they are turning to, and why
Banks are increasingly aware of the speed and efficiency that is required to process data when creating and dealing in structured products. Calls for transparency and liquidity mean it is vital to choose systems that can cope with the products' complexity....
Modern trading and risk technology systems are large and complex, but banks are becoming increasingly wary of running into implementation difficulties. As a result, technology vendors are packaging their systems so they are quicker and simpler to get...
Asia Risk FX Review & Outlook 2009 - Settlement risk
Asia Risk FX Review & Outlook 2009 - Trading systems