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...
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
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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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BNP Paribas BNP Paribas has confronted the market challenges of the past 12 months head on. "In an environment where people are very uncertain and rates remain low, there are opportunities for some clients and problems for others," says Kara Lemont...
Did you know that capital protection could be cheaper? If not, you've been talking to the wrong boffin at the wrong bank. Financial markets that have whipsawed for the past four years should have provided the spur for investing in structured products,...
Technology can provide a competitive advantage in banking. How it is applied by Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions, to the benefit for their risk management systems, is discussed.
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