Retail financial services
Regulatory pressure and recognition of the importance of risk and compliance at firms is driving recruitment of executives from around the world into the Middle East
New US Commodity and Futures Trading Commission rules will hasten flow of retail foreign exchange business abroad
Comments period of proposed Fincen regulation finishes amid a torrent of criticism
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The planned Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could drive US focus on treating customers fairly for retail banking and credit products
After a quiet period for new issuance, the US market has returned to form. But there is still only one issuer in the running and that is Barclays. The reverse convertibles issued by the bank show a tendency towards using retailers as an underlying. ...
Despite regulatory scrutiny of life settlement products and concerns over the complexity of assessing longevity risk, the institutional structured product market in the asset class is growing exponentially. But will these products ever be suitable for...
Three product manufacturers are adding funds to their offerings for UK investors, including two via the independent financial advisers (IFA) network. Citifirst, the funds arm of Citi, has launched an autocallable structured fund. Morgan Stanley now...
Gilliat Financial Solutions has launched a range accrual product that gives investors exposure to property and allows them to receive returns whichever way the market goes. The product tracks the FTSE Epra/Nareit Developed Europe Index and is a six-year...
At the height of the financial crisis, manufacturers were quick to mitigate mounting counterparty risk concerns by deploying products issued by collateralised special purpose vehicles. But now, as the yield junkies return and retail appetite for collateralisation...
Morgan Stanley has announced the reissue of three of its most popular products, all tracking the FTSE 100 index and marketed to the independent financial adviser market in the UK. The FTSE protected growth plan 32 is a six-year plan, offering 100% capital...
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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