Reduction in risk appetite and regulatory crackdown causing increase in long-dated skew, say equity derivatives dealers
Lloyds hires market strategy head
Structured Products Asia Awards 2010
European banks more worried about OFAC than local regulators
An unfavourable pricing environment and investor caution is resulting in a series of familiar structures in the UK market. A few variations in underlying are evident but all come back to income
The development of a property derivatives market in Asia stalled during the financial crisis of 2007-2008 and has failed to regain any real momentum, presenting a gloomy outlook for the business. But some parties believe the introduction of retail products...
Kenneth Tung takes over role as head of FIG Asia-Pacific from James Pearson, who has left the bank
Royal Bank of Scotland suffers two senior departures in its foreign exchange business
The eurozone debt crisis and still-nervy stocks haven’t been enough to depress Australian derivatives markets, and competition has intensified over the last 12 months. Last year’s top two banks retain their hold – but they have a host of other dealers...
Regulators might adapt the bond-equivalent approach amid claims the methodology will lead to perverse incentives
CVA and the equivalent bond
Following a major sell-off in the second half of last year, the antipodean financial markets are seeing significant inflows of foreign capital in 2009 due to the resilience of the Australian economy. Dealers are also profiting from derivatives activity...
Best of RPI and CPI exposure will cost up to 100 basis points to hedge, as well as increase the size of liabilities, say participants
Charles Achoa joins Royal Bank of Scotland after 13 years at Credit Suisse.
UK regulator issues large fine after banks fail to implement monitoring systems
Committee issues second consultation paper to address concerns over level of detail in op risk guidelines on market-related activities
Fifteen banks accused of mis-selling mortgage-backed securities
US bank receives the largest fine the SEC has ever imposed on a financial entity
Incapital, Barclays and Gilliat all launched three products each in the past two weeks, most of which focused on the FTSE 100 index as investors continue shy away from risky investments