In this paper, Christian-Oliver Ewald, Roy Nawar and Tak Kuen Siu study the performance of locally risk-minimising hedging strategies in the context of futures and options written on crude oil. In contradiction...
Jack Schwager (pictured), best known for his Market Wizards books, sees capacity constraints as a potential problem for hedge funds as strategies become overcrowded and traders lose their edge
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Last month saw the launch of a template for a new standardised interest rate swap product – an attempt to protect swap market liquidity from the threat of futurisation. The first product based on the template could be launched within weeks, but even...
FCMs do not have capacity to sign up all category 2 firms, market participants warn – and swap futures stand to benefit
Swap futures have been pitched as economically equivalent to over-the-counter swaps, but with a much lighter regulatory burden. But some over-the-counter participants claim the rules create an unfair and unjustified arbitrage opportunity. Joe Rennison...
The first clearing mandates came into force in the US on March 11, but there is still plenty of uncertainty about how certain parts of the new regulatory framework will function. In this roundtable discussion, Nick Sawyer talks to two senior board members...
Forthcoming Sef rules will not address margin concerns raised by Bloomberg
A difference in margin approach between swaps and futures may mean the latter are not assessed on their level of riskiness
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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