BNP Paribas has announced financial results for 2010 that reflect some success in the provision of tailormade structured products to institutional investors.
BNP Paribas is positive on equities for the year ahead, with huge discounts making European equities particularly attractive in 2011.
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Net inflows into emerging markets products have skyrocketed in recent years as they have entrenched themselves in global portfolios and become the success story of the decade. But some market participants worry that their perceived growth potential might...
Times are tough for Japanese providers of variable annuities. Two years since the severe downturn across equity markets caused significant losses on extensive VA guarantees provided to customers, life insurers now find their margins squeezed by low interest...
As the US continues to print money and tolerate a cavernous trade gap, regional policy-makers are buying the greenback and imposing capital controls to defend export-led economies from local currency appreciation. However, the apparent futility of this...
Weakness in Europe's banks will cause the region's credit markets to lag the US in the coming months, according to BNP Paribas' global head of credit research and strategy, Robert McAdie.
Despite being shaken by the credit crisis and restructuring problems in Dubai, Islamic finance has continued to expand and was the fastest-growing segment of the global financial system in 2010, according to some estimates. The latest Islamic structured...
Marc Fontaine, head of commodity derivatives, Americas at BNP Paribas talks to Pauline McCallion about addressing energy end-user needs in light of the Dodd-Frank Act and recruiting new talent to the sector.
As the derivatives market moves towards central counterparty clearing, the relationship between banks and their clients looks set to change. Banks have been working to provide clearing services to their clients in the last year and Risk convened a panel...
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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