Inflation derivatives house of the year: Barclays

Inflation derivatives house of the year: Barclays

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Benoit Chriqui, Barclays

For many dealers in the inflation derivatives market, it’s been a year of introspection. The roll-out of Basel III in Europe and the US from January has prompted many banks to put the final touches on attempts to tidy up their balance sheets and reduce risk-weighted assets as much as possible. Much of the activity has centred on the restructuring of existing long-dated, capital-intensive inflation swaps with clients – perhaps replacing them with pay-as-you-go structures to reduce credit exposure

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