Falling house and oil prices - along with interest rate and tax cuts - are putting deflation on the agenda. That, in turn, has created a thumping headache for banks that have sold inflation-linked notes...
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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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.