Hedging assets sought to combat escalating risk of interest rate and inflation spike
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With protracted low interest rates being arguably the biggest challenge for life insurers, national regulatory authorities are taking steps to manage the threat posed to insurers’ solvency levels and ability to meet guarantees. Louie Woodall reports...
Appetite for hedging equity exposure with structured products based on volatility shrank last year as confidence grew that markets will remain stable for the forseeable future. Now, bankers are looking beyond equity volatility to make returns
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On March 7, 2009 the Bank of England began its aggressive policy of monetary stimulus, slashing interest rates to 0.5% and commencing quantitative easing. Now, four years on, with the UK economy teetering on the brink of a triple-dip recession, there...
Regulatory solutions 'must account for local conditions', they say
Structurers are working hard to offer solutions that take into account today’s unpredictable rates environment. But is anyone winning? David Wigan reports
Dealers seeking variable annuity related hedging opportunities in Asia-Pacific are focusing on South Korea. While some players have sold hedges based on structured variants of CPPI, dealers hope that the prospect of new regulation in Asian markets could...
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