Belgian investors become more comfortable with 90% capital protection
Types of operational risk loss by event, February 2009 to February 2011
Daiwa Capital Markets has named Martial Rouyere global head of equity derivatives in London, replacing Clarke Pitts, who has left the bank.
Daiwa Capital Markets finalised its purchase of the Asian equity derivatives and global convertible business of KBC today, and reaffirmed its Asian expansion drive with a bid to secure licences in South Korea
Daiwa Capital Markets has extended its move into structured products with the acquisition of KBC Group's Asian equity derivatives business
Acquisition of warrants and ETF businesses is viewed as fast-tracking Daiwa's expansion in equity derivatives in Asia
Solvency II will require a massive upgrade in insurers’ technological capability. But as the deadline for implementation looms ever closer, not all in the industry have made the same level of progress.
Five years after 9/11, banks are stepping back and taking a more studied approach to anti-money laundering. Dianne See Morrison reports
A conference in Paris exposed some criticism of the way the rating agencies function. Issuers and investors feel the industry suffers from a lack of competition which has harmed service levels. Sarfraz Thind reports
JP Morgan went live on T-Zero’s post-trade processing platform for credit derivatives on Monday. It is the first dealer to join the platform since Goldman Sachs initially used the technology after its trade with KBC Alternative Investment Management...
KBC Alternative Investment Management (KBC AIM), a hedge fund subsidiary of Belgium's KBC Bank and Insurance Group that manages more than $5 billion in assets, plans to implement Front Capital's Arena trading, risk management and distribution system.
Ten financial institutions in Singapore have signed up to SD-FX, the FX options pricing system of UK-based technology company SuperDerivatives.
Four more banks have become credit default swaps market-makers on iBoxx CDX, a tradable index of credit default swaps on 125 investment-grade US companies. This brings the total number of licensed market-makers to 15.
Ireland-based IIB Bank, a fully owned subsidiary of KBC Bank, has licensed risk management software from North Carolina-based data management software vendor SAS to meet Basel II credit risk compliance.
KBC has selected intelliMATCH from SunGard eProcess Intelligence, an operating unit of US financial services IT provider SunGard, for matching and reconciliating trades.