Intesa Sanpaolo

Banca Fideuram focuses on clarity

Tightening spreads are making it more difficult for banks to factor protection into their products and although the market is stabilising, having protection and products they understand is still an important factor for Banca Fideuram’s customers. Clare…

Replicating success

The financial crisis drummed home to many banks the advantages of quickly calculating exposures and executing hedges for complex portfolios. As a result, some banks are looking to the insurance sector and their use of replicating portfolios.

Weather derivatives notional volumes fall by $100 million

The Weather Risk Management Association (WRMA), the international trade organisation of the weather derivatives industry, yesterday said that the notional value of weather derivatives contracts fell by $100 million from last year’s figures.

Ethical ETF launches on Borsa Italiana

A new euro-denominated ethical index exchange-traded fund (ETF) started trading on the Borsa Italiana – the Italian stock exchange – today. The Ethical Index Euro ETF (ticker B1ET IM) is the first ethical ETF in Italy.