Eurozone CDS spreads were back on the rise today after Standard & Poor's warned it could downgrade 15 eurozone member states, including Germany
Risk perceptions in the eurozone fell today as France and Germany agreed new treaty plans that will sanction fiscally irresponsible member states
Cost of insuring against a German government default remains stable after yesterday’s lacklustre debt auction, but risk perceptions on German banks surge
The computational requirements of Solvency II are driving the need for more computing power and data storage accessible on a scalable basis. Early adopters are leveraging cloud computing for their Solvency II implementation. Others are taking a more cautious approach, waiting for the industry to address key concerns such as security before they to embrace computing.
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Spreads flat or slightly tighter despite political squabbling over size of EFSF
Risk perceptions on European banks fall as Merkel and Sarkozy agree to produce a recapitalisation plan within the month
Markets turn against French banks in general - and SG in particular - on a day short on solid news and long on rumours
Almost half of poll respondents believe Greece will undergo an orderly restructuring in the short term, perhaps leading to a selective default
Many commodity traders are worried about potential political interference in markets and prices as France’s Nicolas Sarkozy and US President Barack Obama call for regulation of the sector.
Draft text would allow uncovered CDS but sketches out new reporting regime that could spook hedge funds
Following sustained calls from EU members to curb commodity derivative markets, the EU will research the link between derivative and physical markets
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.