Chinese authorities have made regionally established commodity benchmarks a policy aim and now Shanghai is looking to create derivative products in the underlying freight markets
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The computational requirements of Solvency II are driving the need for more computing power and data storage accessible on a scalable basis. Early adopters are leveraging cloud computing for their Solvency II implementation. Others are taking a more cautious approach, waiting for the industry to address key concerns such as security before they to embrace computing.
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An extraordinary Australian court judgement shines a light on the errors and deceit that led to the granting of a triple-A rating to ABN Amro’s Surf constant proportion debt obligation in 2006
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.