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Solvency II has seen a raft of compromises that move it away from its original economic basis, and now the latest version of Omnibus II appears to suggest the directive may not come into full force until...
Many commodity traders are worried about potential political interference in markets and prices as France’s Nicolas Sarkozy and US President Barack Obama call for regulation of the sector.
Credibility is key in crisis resolution and European authorities are failing to achieve, warns Miroslav Singer, the governor of the Czech National bank
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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Full impact of Solvency II’s interest rate term structure will not be felt until seven years after the directive’s introduction
Independent financial advisers were in the right place at the right time to take advantage of the development of the retail structured products market in Sweden. And even though the regulatory environment is getting tougher, it remains a good model...
The credit default swap (CDS) market has one or two possibly crucial tests ahead of it – so crucial, in fact, that some participants reckon the results could determine the credibility of at least parts of the market in the longer term. That might seem...
Expectations of a Greek debt restructuring are growing, but there are concerns credit default swap (CDS) contracts will not be triggered – something that could have a severe impact on the CDS market. Are these fears justified? Mark Pengelly investigates...
Draft text would allow uncovered CDS but sketches out new reporting regime that could spook hedge funds
Credit analysts predict drop in credit default swap spreads under new bank resolution regimes
Banks struggling to cope with implementing the wave of new legislation might miss indications of another crisis
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future