Some risk officers at international and domestic banks in the Asia-Pacific region are frustrated by the regulatory focus on country-by-country stress tests and a trend towards branch liquidity.
The US bank has hired Brian McCullough to bolster its Asia capital and liquidity optimisation client services, at a time when regulators are demanding more liquid assets while reducing their fungibility across borders
CDS spreads spike for power company and insurance providers
Long-term economic impact of earthquake and tsunami likely to be fairly slight, says John-Paul Temperley
The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 will not force a weakening of the yen, according to currency strategists focused on the region.
Asian regulators are expected to closely follow their peers in the US and Europe in demanding swap execution facilities and over-the-counter derivatives clearing in Asia. This may bolster e-trading for NDFs based on Asian currencies
Barclays Capital is moving several of its foreign exchange heads into new roles as it merges two structuring entities.
Risk perceptions ease despite desperate situation in areas affected by the natural disaster
European LNG supplies could be under threat as they become vulnerable to diversion into Japan
ETFs based on the MSCI Japan index have seen volumes reach unprecedented levels and large swings in volatility as investors digest events in Japan.
Investors have likely taken hits on legacy structured trades, though bankers say it is too early to judge the full impact of the Friday earthquake on the Japanese structured equity market. There are some signs, however, that investors might already be...
Regulating the renminbi
Stock market drops while Japanese government implements economic stimulus in response to earthquake
Looking both ways
SGX could expand its OTC clearing service to the Australian market once a decision has been made on a merger with ASX, but it also plans to add new currencies and asset classes – including forex forwards
Business continuity planning struggles to prepare for a one-in-1,000-year event such as the Japan disaster.
Transition Management Forum Asia 2011: Asset owners warned that fixed income transitions require different skill sets
Fixed-income investments are becoming increasingly popular in Asia, but less transparency in secondary fixed-income market trading compared with traditional equities means institutional investors need to pay particular attention to the ability of service...
Transition managers question whether the number of them in the Asian market - 13 - is already too many.
Two keynote speakers at a transition management event in Hong Kong today warned that the costs of a failed asset transition far outweigh any potential efficiency gains and outperformance from a successful transition.
The India Local Government Bond index is a tracking tool that investors can replicate in order to generate higher portfolio returns from liquid bonds.
A level playing field
The exchange says the new offshore renminbi secondary market liquidity pool will not introduce additional counterparty or forex risk, thanks to a back-to-back arrangement with interested partner banks and brokers
Looking East for salvation