Like other parts of the financial markets, the structured products business is set for a shake-up. A consultation paper on a review of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid) was published...
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FVC’s analysis of 10,000 US reverse convertibles based on neutral, high and low growth, and high and low volatility reveals that the majority of these products gave the best returns in low volatility environments. As well as a reverse convertible,...
Equity derivatives markets have long lagged the fast migration to electronic confirmation seen in other asset classes. There are various reasons for this – the sheer diversity of instruments, geographic idiosyncrasies and differences in underlyings,...
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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