Index provider MSCI Barra has launched the MSCI Frontier Emerging Markets Index, and a more tradable proxy the Frontier Emerging Markets Apex Index. The indexes are designed to underlie structured products and other financial instruments such as ETFs.
The tables have turned on the Russian debt markets. After a splurge of corporate issuance in the last three years, the latter half of this year has proven a tough time for the country's financial markets. Falling oil prices, the Georgian conflict, political...
Barclays Wealth has released the fourth issue of its five-year Emerging Markets Optimiser, which has accrued more than £50 million since the first tranche launched in February. The plan offers the Eastern European option that was introduced in the June...
All the talk in the financial markets is about going back to basics. This drive towards simplicity and transparency is what underpins Islamic finance. Credit speaks to two senior executives from recently launched Shariah house Gatehouse Bank about a growing...
As seasoned investors will tell you, putting your money in emerging markets can be a rough ride. The highs may be high, but the lows can be even lower. The emerging markets debt team at MFS Investment Management are aiming to give their investors a different,...
As regulators clamp down on securitised products, leveraged investors are racing to new markets. JP Morgan analysts say the crisis might be shifting leverage from structured products to emerging markets.
The Latin American region has suffered its fair share of financial difficulties - most of them self-inflicted - but a period of economic stability and rebuilding has left many LatAm countries well equipped to withstand the fallout from the recent subprime-related...
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Deutsche Bank Securities has appointed Luciana Miranda as a managing director in the fixed-income prime brokerage group, within the bank's global markets division.
Borrowers from markets such as Russia, Hungary and Mexico have finally cottoned on to the benefits of issuing hybrid debt - and the trend is not just limited to financial institutions. Laurence Neville reports