Chinese regulators have granted UK bank Barclays a branch license for its Shanghai office. The license allows Barclays, including its investment banking arm Barclays Capital, to provide money market and foreign exchange services, and advise corporate...
Barclays Capital and the Bond Exchange of South Africa (Besa) have launched an index of South African government inflation-linked bonds.
As credit volumes have increased, firms must grapple with price transparency and operational risk.
Unlike bond investors, structured products investors lack the benefit of industry-standard risk ratings. But with investors, IFAs and distributors all demanding change, Germany's investment banking industry, analytic firms and ratings agencies across...
The New York Federal Reserve meeting with 14 major dealers on September 15 appears to have succeeded in coercing the industry into taking more concerted action to tackle the mounting problems in credit derivatives confirmation backlogs. Following the...
Users of Barclays Capital’s cash and derivatives electronic trading platform, BARX for Commodities, now have access to a dynamic order book function for precious metals. Launched today, the new feature allows clients to submit orders which are then...
Barclays Capital has reshuffled its inflation products teams around the world, as it faces up to strong competition in the sector.
Barclays Capital and HFR Group are offering transparent pricing for hedge fund-linked tradable options. Based on the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index, BarCap will offer a two-way market in European call options to its institutional clients and counterparties....
Barclays Capital, Ixis Corporate and Investment Bank, Lehman Brothers, Nomura International and the Royal Bank of Scotland have all agreed to become market-makers for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s (CME) new eurozone inflation futures contract. The...
Lloyds TSB Financial Markets has appointed John Crosby as global head of quantitative analytics and research in London. He will lead a team of quants and will be responsible for developing models for pricing derivatives instruments across all asset classes.
The world's major derivatives dealers have signed up to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s long-awaited ‘Novation Protocol’, which seeks to facilitate the transfer of existing trades to third parties.
London-based Markit has added valuations for base metals derivatives traded in London to its Totem service. Until now, its commodity valuation service covered a range of energy contracts and precious metals.
Tradition Financial Services (TFS) has become the latest inter-broker to enter the property derivatives fray.
Eight months after the introduction of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), dealers say there has been a discernable impact on the derivatives market, as European firms look to simplify hedging strategies.
Barclays Capital has continued the expansion of its equity derivatives department with the appointments of Ed Ware, Javier Martin and Tetsuo Majima.
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange is set to launch a European inflation futures contract based on the eurozone harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP), excluding tobacco, an annual inflation measure published by Eurostat, on September 19. The contracts...
Barclays Capital has expanded its equity derivatives coverage with the hiring of Luca Agostini and Hermann Bader as directors in strategic equity derivatives.
Société Générale has hired Jan de Bondt and Ian Morgan in rates sales as the bank looks to expand its European footprint in the rates business.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has hired Gareth Braithwaite as global head of insurance for its financial institutions relationship management team.
As part of a special focus on asset-backed securities, we take a look at the European ABS market. After a prolonged period of spread compression, credit tiering may be making a return to the market, as Alan McNee reports
AIG Financial Products, the derivatives arm of the American International Group, has hired Matthew Schwab as managing director in its investor coverage group.
Barclays Capital has hired Jeff Meli as director and head of US structured credit and quantitative strategy in New York .
Antonio Polverino, whom JP Morgan appointed as head of corporate derivatives marketing in March, has jumped ship to take a similar position at Merrill Lynch.
Barclays Capital has hired Nick Nassuphis as head of equity exotic and structured product derivative trading.