JP Morgan is to use S&P Indices' new Italy LargeMidCap Index as the basis for bespoke structured products
Commerzbank offered investors a Twin-Win product in 2007 based on the S&P/MIB Index, which matured in February this year. Breaching the 60% barrier meant those buying lost more than half of their investment....
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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The structured product markets of Italy and Spain have survived the eurozone’s recent sovereign debt traumas relatively unscathed, while their economies have so far dodged the fate dished out to Greece and Ireland. Clare Dickinson examines how providers...
Barclays has listed its first iPath ETN in Italy, hoping to add to the success of its volatility-linked ETNs
Spain and Portugal should follow Italy’s lead by tapping retail investors, says Barclays economist.
Barclays Capital economist says Spain and Portugal should look to replicate Italian government in tapping retail investors for future bond deals.
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.