The collapse of equity prices since April in some large structured products markets such as South Korea has left investors facing substantial mark-to-market losses, and the prospect of being cash-locked...
Options market metrics suggest dealers have navigated volatility surge without serious pain - but the market did experience a brief liquidity squeeze
The computational requirements of Solvency II are driving the need for more computing power and data storage accessible on a scalable basis. Early adopters are leveraging cloud computing for their Solvency II implementation. Others are taking a more cautious approach, waiting for the industry to address key concerns such as security before they to embrace computing.
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Source has joined the flood of product and index providers coming to market with solutions for accessing volatility without the costs associated with holding a long-term position in the asset class
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.