Linklaters

Where there’s a will…

Living wills have quickly emerged as a new measure to ensure banks are better prepared for the next crisis. But clear definitions of exactly what information they should contain and how they should be drawn are lacking

Losing the asset swap lifeline?

A price difference between inflation-linked and nominal bonds last year created a huge opportunity for real-money investors to benefit through asset swaps. Now the opportunity has diminished, how important are asset swap investors in providing inflation…

A return to domestic inflation

Activity in Europe’s domestic inflation derivatives markets dropped away after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Now, dealers report buyers and sellers are starting to return. But there is likely to be less warehousing of risk by banks and a greater focus…

Inflation issuers face Greek fallout

Issuance of sovereign inflation-linked bonds is expected to reach record highs this year as governments struggle with vast fiscal deficits. With investors shaken by the crisis in Greece, however, some issuers may have to draw on the lessons of the crisis…