While financial markets dither and dive over the notoriously brittle and news-hungry summer months, there remains one certainty, and that is the constant stream of directives, dictats and guidance from...
Dealers say volumes have been light as market participants try to work out scope of bans – with confusion arising on index trades and the geographic reach of the rules
Regulators need to protect markets from "rumours and false information" say bans' supporters
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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FSMA initiative aims to restrict the distribution of structured products deemed unsuitable for the average retail investor
Dealers want sovereign clients to start posting collateral, but European Union reporting rules make that tricky. Raising funds to post collateral would have an impact on national debt figures – and the same is also true when receiving cash collateral....
A selection of videos from the Risk Europe 2011 conference on April 5 & 6 in Brussels, Belgium
At Risk Europe in Brussels, Belgium's Didier Reynders speaks frankly about the sovereign debt crisis, financial sector reform and tensions between European institutions
The past few years have seen the structured products market suffer in Benelux countries. But Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg have all performed differently owing to their underlying themes: black-box structures in Belgium, underlyings in the Dutch...
Risk perceptions start to steady on banks and insurance companies as Japan counts economic cost of natural disaster
The EU prepares itself for another sovereign bail-out after Portuguese parliament rejects tax rises and budget cuts
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.