Structured Products spoke to Gareth Parker, senior director of index research, design & development of Russell Indexes at Russell Investments’ as it launches the Russell UK Mid 150 Index.
Index aims to mitigate contango; NYSE Euronext tracks CAC 40; FTSE launches Nareit Preferred Stock Index; Stoxx launches 3D printing index
Index licensing fees have long been a bone of contention among providers of exchange-traded funds and structured products that use industry benchmarks. But can a new breed of low-cost index really challenge...
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Benchmark indexes in energy markets are already well regulated and do not need further oversight, argues EC director-general for energy
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Interview with Eric Hermitte, co-head of volatility and convertible bonds at Amundi AM, about the Absolute Volatility Arbitrage Plus fund, winner of best volatility hedge fund in the 2013 awards
Regulators, including the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, are aggressively targeting uneconomic trading in a crackdown on potential market manipulation. Such moves have striking parallels in the history of baseball - some of which might prove...
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