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Melanie White speaks to Charles Muller, deputy director general for the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (Alfi).
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.
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.