French bank executes first major options trade on latest Japan index but hedging will remain an issue until futures are launched in November
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"
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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Institutions are creating demand for Topix options, outweighing supply
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Traders say no sign of short volatility hedging after Nikkei 225 plunges
Inverted yield curve provides rich pickings for investors
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.