Japan-focused hedge funds surprise investors with continued strong performance as Russia also produces better returns than normal. Securitised credit still strong favourite but returns segmented
Last summer, banks in the Japan structured products market were hit hard by moves in volatility – but some banks saw this as an opportunity to recycle risk to European pension funds. Viren Vaghela reports...
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The eurozone faces mounting political and social tensions. Its latest policy moves on the Cyprus bailout are likely to exacerbate the situation as longer-term problems remain, concludes Saxo’s Hardy
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Competition among exchanges in Japan is necessary to prevent systems outages such as those in the Osaka Securities Exchange earlier this month
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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