Legacy variable annuity portfolios have come back to par making it less expensive to hedge this risk than previously
Low interest rates and high-profile hedging losses saw Japan insurers and consumers fall out of love with variable annuities but, as sales rebound, the industry says it's on top of the risks posed by these...
Insurance companies and pension funds absent from JFSA plans
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US regulators give green light to grey area structure
Differences in the cost of yen and dollar funding are significantly impacting the price of Japan equity options at the long end of the curve and driving dealers on to the listed market
Second-quarter start date slated by the Japan-based clearing house
Cash business likely to stay with Nikkei 225 but derivative trades may shift
Losses manageable now but if the Nikkei goes under 13,000, "there will be panic"
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CFTC rule potentially captures legacy trades novated to CCPs
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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