European Parliament committee calls for a smaller derivatives market, citing "distorting" effect.
Despite growing risk aversion in the credit markets, behind the scenes dealers are working on new issues of collateralised debt obligations.
Hedge funds and dealers reported to suffer losses from recent equity derivatives moves
Commodities are back in favour with investors looking for diversification and absolute returns. But market conditions, coupled with the fact that most commodities remain in contango, means passive beta investments could disappoint. How are dealers structuring...
Container derivatives launched by Clarkson Securities Limited signifies potential for new market, say experts.
Davis Polk & Wardwell
High interest rates relative to other forms of debt make hybrid securities issued by banks an attractive investment opportunity. But with regulatory changes to what constitutes core capital looming, could hybrid issuance be on its way out?
The inflation market has had a challenging few months. In particular, many dealers were hurt by short positions in 0% inflation floors, causing sizeable losses for some firms. Sponsored by BGC Partners, Risk convened a panel of major inflation dealers...
The sponsored supplement covering the first Americas Service Provider Awards in 2010
At OpRisk USA 2010 participants discussed how they can deal with increasing waves of regulation and add value in the new financial environment.
High credit default swap spreads on Greece reflect real concerns, not speculation, and demonstrate the product's usefulness, Isda heard on Friday.
Changing fortunes: Competition for alternative assets is intensifying as the 2010 survey results show some ranking changes. Sophia Morrell reports on the shifting environment reflected in this year's alternative fund administration survey.
Banks and investors were hammered on short single-stock variance positions during the financial crisis, leading many dealers to withdraw from the variance swap market. The alternative that some have reverted to is the volatility swap, although this has...
Citi is providing an open-ended structured fund linked to the FTSE 100 index. Investments in the Autocall Fund mature when kickout occurs or when a five-year cycle is completed, and proceeds are reinvested on kickout. The fund is fully collateralised...
New op risk document from Cebs stirs up discord among op risk managers