Asian exporters and importers are waiting to see more investment and hedging instruments for offshore renminbi before adopting the currency for trading
In this roundtable, three leading swaps dealers discuss the changes in derivatives pricing – and in particular, the use of OIS as a discount rate for collateralised derivatives trades.
Counterparty risk remains a dominant theme for US investors, who are keen to analyse issuer credit ratings and credit default swap levels before buying a structured product. Richard Jory asks senior US industry figures how attitudes to counterparty credit...
Equity markets suffered a whiplash effect before and after the second weekend of May, with the Eurostoxx 50 dropping 4.26% on Friday, May 7, only to bounce back by 10.35% the following Monday.
If someone could create a short form document of three or four pages that could alert retail investors to the proceeds and pitfalls of a structured product, then regulators could relax, investors could do their own simple risk-reward analysis and product...
Goldman takes the commodity derivatives crown
Commodities are back in favour with investors looking for diversification and absolute returns. But market conditions, coupled with the fact that most commodities remain in contango, means passive beta investments could disappoint. How are dealers structuring...
Structured Products Americas Awards 2010
Barclays Capital launched exchange-traded notes (ETNs) in Europe on Tuesday, listing 12 new ETNs on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), consisting of nine commodity exchange-traded products and three notes linked to volatility indexes for equities.
Clearing houses could cause large losses for their members if they don't put limits on portfolio allocation, dealers think.
JP Morgan’s move into liquefied natural gas (LNG) last week is indicative of growing interest and expectations for the future of the sector.
Bankers and regulators are looking at possible standards for contingent capital, but are struggling with the definition of an appropriate trigger.