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As the deadline for mandatory central clearing of standardised over-the-counter derivatives draws nearer, South African dealers and regulators face some major infrastructure questions. However, the uncertainty...
Since their inception in 2010, the appeal to gain exposure to offshore financial markets using exchange traded notes has amplified, with an estimated surge of 1,143% in trade in 2011. A flood of ETNs are...
This handy guide reviews the various steps banks are taking to improve their risk management techniques, looking at the benefits and pitfalls of each one.
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Hedge funds are under great pressure to adapt to a much altered landscape following the financial crisis, and hedge funds in South Africa face more challenges than most. Chris Edwards, head of Prime Services at Absa Capital, discusses what hedge funds...
South African brokers are celebrating victory in a dispute over taxes on equity trades, but their relief may be short-lived. The National Treasury has reaffirmed its desire for a stricter regime to be put in place. By Michael Watt
Basel III has forced banks across the globe to look closely at how they price counterparty credit risk in derivatives trades. But some South African banks appear not to be charging for it rigorously, leading to complaints from those that are. By Matt...
Basel III’s liquidity ratios do not make sense in South Africa, says Paul Hartwell, chief risk officer of Standard Bank. He’s hoping the country’s regulator will exercise some discretion. By Alex Monro
Risk's annual poll on South Africa's derivatives markets, including interest rates, currency, equity and other categories
Three months have passed since the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published the final version of Basel III, and attention is now firmly on implementation. The new rules will require banks to hold higher-quality capital, comply with a new leverage...
Most major derivatives dealers now accept that collateralised trades should be discounted using the overnight indexed swap rate, while a bank’s own cost of funding should be used for non-collateralised trades. But change has been much slower in South...
Technology can provide a competitive advantage in banking. How it is applied by Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions, to the benefit for their risk management systems, is discussed.
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