Because of the erosive effects of inflation on real asset returns, inflation hedging is an important issue for medium- and long-term investors such as pension funds, insurance companies and mutual funds....
Commodities have been the mainstay of China's derivative markets so far but the launch of equity options on two of the country's main exchanges could see this dominance challenged
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Recent years have seen an outflow of commodity derivatives talent from banks towards hedge funds and independent traders. This is the path trodden by Frédéric Lasserre, former head of Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking’s commodity...
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.
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