Switching to swaps
Federal Reserve proposals limiting counterparty risk could put RBS and the UK government in one pot – potentially forcing US banks to cut exposure to both
The Retail Distribution Review is already having an impact on structured products in the UK if new products launched this month are anything to go by
An ultra long-dated gilt will provide observable market data for liability discounting, but investor demand at the 100-year maturity is questioned
Q&A: Arif Husain, AllianceBernstein
Correlation between inflation and real estate investment can be negative in the short term but almost perfect on a long-term time horizon
UK investment firm insists ABS offers better value then unsecured bank debt, despite its damaged reputation.
New lows in gilt yields following last week's spending review have been seen by some analysts as a vote of confidence in the UK government's austerity plans. Other observers, however, say they reflect something else entirely.
Pension pricing peril
Products are still being influenced by the pricing environment and despite a couple of spicy options most of the products seen this fortnight are safe repeats
Index-linked bonds are where investors will find value as the effects of the financial crisis unwind, advises founder of Ruffer LLC.
Morgan Stanley has launched a new UK government bond backed plan and re-issued three other plans, one of which is the third in a series of Gilt-backed issues, designed to mitigate counterparty risk.
Banks have welcomed a scheme by the Bank of England (BoE) aimed at improving the balance sheets of UK financial institutions. The £50 billion facility, announced on April 21, will allow financial institutions to swap illiquid mortgage-backed securities...
The UK government's Debt Management Office (DMO) will syndicate an issue of 50-year index-linked bonds later this month - the first of its kind in the world.