The unbridled success of the credit derivatives market over the past few years - until last summer, that is - had led large numbers of investors to adopt similar positions in the sector. Such risk concentration was always likely to cause problems if the...
Intellectual property securitisation, where the intrinsic value of a brand or copyright is released via the issuance of debt, can be costly but the interest savings over the life of the deal are attractive, explains the global co-head of securitisation...
Special Report - Malaysia
Special Report - Malaysia: Regulation
HSBC Investments has launched its six-year Guaranteed Capital Account to intermediaries, offering both income and growth potential linked to the returns of the FTSE 100 index.
Barclays has launched its latest regular income bond. The investment is a five-year plan which pays investors an annual income of 7.25%. It offers tax-free returns when packaged inside an Individual Savings Account (Isa) or Personal Equity Plan (Pep.)
Investors are watching eagerly as banks unveil plans to restructure their ailing SIVs. Hardeep Dhillon looks at the various schemes and how they affect the proposed M-LEC 'super-SIV'
Morgan Stanley has released four new structured products that offer exposure to Asian indexes and the FTSE 100.
Malaysia's CIMB, has launched the Rebound FRNID (floating-rate negotiable instruments of deposit) product, which is designed to benefit from the potential rebound of four major global banks negatively impacted by the US subprime crisis: Citi, Merrill...
Led by oil traders Marco Dunand and Daniel Jaeggi, Mercuria Energy Group's turnover has grown fivefold in only three years. Roderick Bruce talks to Dunand, Mercuria's head of global trading, about the company's rapid expansion and its plans for 2008 and...
From widespread house price falls and increases in foreclosures, to funding innovations and alterations in regulation, 2008 will be a year of unprecedented change and adjustment for mortgage banks. Mortgage Risk, together with a select panel of leading...