Japan’s life firms are increasingly focused on foreign-currency products
Australia's authorities look into sudden moves in the Aussie's value
The rapid slide of the Australian dollar has refocused attention on currency risk by local firms
Small firms reluctant to clear due to margin costs
CFTC rule poses clearing challenges for dealers whose markets close before clearing operations in London open
Australia-based Yieldbroker can continue to service US clients while CFTC considers its Sef application.
Returns for hedging via long-term cross-currency swaps are attractive, but few are able to do so because of the lack of credit support annexes in place
Australian domestic clearing house hoping to use lower margin costs as a means to win market share
The deadline set by the G-20 to clear all standardised OTC derivatives has passed but a lack of regulatory clarity over the shape of reform is hampering banks in the region
Asset managers in Asia are being hindered in preparing for OTC clearing by a lack of clarity over location
Foreign exchange house of the year
Structured Products Asia Awards 2012
Two Australian banks speaking at Risk & Return Australia are critical of LCH.Clearnet for not meeting local market needs with its central clearing operation
Australian dollar, renminbi and CE3 currencies touted as alternative macro hedges for European debt woes
Retail investors in Hong Kong are favouring equity-linked investments on the back of more stringent regulatory requirements for structured products. At the same time, the appetite for foreign exchange-linked products – most of which escape the new rules...
Low interest rates mean market participants expect the trend for hybrid structures to continue this year, boosted by demand for yield pick-up and diversification
The dollar dominance dispute
Speakers at Risk & Return Australia 2011 believe the ability of supervisors to implement regulation around the world in a consistent manner is the most critical component to financial regulatory reform. They also believe the timeframe for new rules needs...
Looking for true leverage
Dow Jones launches index that uses currency basket to track US dollar
South African investors bank on Australian dollar