Standard bank group
South African dealers had a chance to test their mettle this year as volatility spiked across asset classes and clients sought to hedge some big exposures in the resulting, illiquid conditions. Absa, a...
Facing pressure from domestic producers and chronic pollution, China's authorities are considering clamps on low grade coal imports – potentially increasing swap activity
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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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 is not reflected in the results of this year’s...
The global structured products market faces many hurdles but Jersey-based Standard Bank Offshore is benefiting from being outside the eurozone and beyond the tarnish of the US and UK banking scandals. Vita Millers talks to Herman Wessels, head of private...
Brent crude's representation in commodity indexes is set to increase as a result of the annual rebalancing of contracts that takes place during this week
Few markets have managed to escape the turmoil created by the prolonged eurozone debt crisis and eleventh-hour debt ceiling agreement in the US, and South Africa is no exception. For the second year in a row, Absa Capital took the top spot in the Risk...
They say the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and participants in South Africa's equity markets must have felt their squeaking had paid off in June, when the country's tax authorities not only halted plans to remove a tax exemption that broker members of...
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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