Reverse convertibles are back in vogue in the US public markets, with RBC leading the charge
Henderson recruits Griffiths as credit analyst
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...
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...
UBS will add Julien Bahurel as head of equity derivative sales in Asia by the end of this year
UBS hires Siddiqi to head Asia-Pacific FICC corporate coverage group as part of an effort to build up its fixed-income operation in the region
The Swiss bank has hired Julien Bahurel from Morgan Stanley, promoted Michel Lee and recruited Gilbert Langner from Timber Hill in a bid to rebuild its equity derivatives business in the Asia-Pacific region.
Risk management tools and techniques have gained increasing power in Asia’s surging private wealth market during the past 15 years. Now some leading private bankers believe risk management is redefining the traditional banking relationship in the region....
Fifteen banks accused of mis-selling mortgage-backed securities
The movers and shakers in the op risk professions
Joseph Yam was also named by sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp as an one of its international advisers early this month.
Life & Longevity Markets Association gains momentum
Can Uran leaves Bank of America Merrill Lynch for senior role at UBS
After leaving Barclays Capital last Friday, Dixit Joshi, formerly head of equities for Emea and Asia-Pacific at the UK bank has joined Deutsche Bank in a similar role
Chris Lee has taken over global market investment products and the db-x division in Asia for Deutsche Bank. Formerly head of the structured products group at UBS, Lee started at Deutsche in the last week of June.
Global savings and insurance heavyweight, Skandia, has been distributing structured products in Sweden since 2005 when it launched two products with Skandiabanken as issuer. Since then the Swedish branch has gone on to use various other intermediaries...
UBS has created a reverse convertible index to offer German investors income which beats the return on bank deposits
UBS has launched a new exchange-traded note in the US, offering leveraged exposure to the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index.
Sovereign debt crisis raises fears about correlation of derivative collateral denominated in domestic currencies