Coping with correlation
The Swiss Structured Products Association has voted in Daniel Sandmeier as its new president. Sandmeier takes over from inaugural leader Roger Studer
A clear choice
US banks will find it easier to comply with Basel III than European counterparts, but capital deductions could pose a problem
Tradeweb has launched an electronic equity derivatives platform in the US that offers the ability to complete transparent and timely transactions within minutes
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.