FX-linked products are on the rise as yield hungry investors look to one of the few underlyings that has been feasible to structure into short term capital protected notes in recent times while hedging conditions improve for issuers. A transparent and...
Power-reverse dual-currency notes proved a bonanza for dealers when markets were tame, but risk-managing the product has become a drain on resources and cash in recent years. As a result, some firms have decided to exit the market. Mark Pengelly investigates
High volatility in foreign exchange markets over the past year has forced many corporates to reassess their hedge books. A number of banks have increased their advisory services to help companies conduct an in-depth analysis of their exposures as a result....
Algorithmic trading was once the preserve of the equity market, but is winding its way into foreign exchange trading. However, some question whether these services can be properly provided by dealers acting as principal. By John Ferry
A panel-debate style forum moderated by Risk's Nick Sawyer on settlement risk in the foreign exchange marketplace.
Foreign banks have been on the sharp end of district court decisions in Jakarta this year annulling derivatives contracts they had struck with Indonesian exporters. The development raises questions about the sanctity of contract, the Indonesian judicial
Regulators have looked to eliminate any gaping holes in risk management since the onset of the financial crisis. But with the focus firmly on counterparty credit risk, has settlement risk fallen off the radar? By Alexander Campbell
CLS Bank, the multi-currency cash settlement system provider, is aiming to settle same-day US dollar/Canadian dollar and US dollar/Mexican peso currency trades by the end of 2010, according to chief executive Rob Close.
Many company treasury departments were slow to respond to rising volatility in the foreign exchange market, along with a shift in the direction of the US dollar last year. Are corporates changing their hedging policies in response? By Peter Madigan
Long popular among hedge funds, the financial crisis battered the carry trade towards the end of 2008. But despite massive losses stemming from the trade, there is evidence market participants are putting it on again. By Mark Pengelly