The major credit derivatives dealers, along with the Clearing Corporation, are working to develop a central clearing house for over-the-counter credit derivatives trades. How will this initiative work, and are there are any rival schemes in the pipeline?...
Historically, cross-border mortgage lending has been a limited market with select players offering piecemeal loans to those looking for holiday homes. Now originators are assessing the potential of so-called emerging mortgage markets, where new ventures...
Deutsche Bank has launched four exchange traded notes (ETNs) linked to the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity index and the Deutsche Bank Commodity Index-Optimum Yield, offering long, short and leveraged exposure to commodities.
The UK government recently committed to a new generation of nuclear power stations - the first in the UK for 13 years - funded by the private sector. Roderick Bruce examines the financial and regulatory risks facing potential stakeholders
Automation in physical energy markets - far behind that of financial markets - is now within striking distance, writes James Caffrey, VP Strategic Consulting, TradeCapture
After several false starts the Iberian electricity market, Mibel, finally launched last year, linking the power markets of Spain and Portugal. Andrew Holt looks at what changes it has brought about
The future of Russian energy under president-elect Dmitri Medvedev largely depends upon his ability to navigate the country's Byzantine political climate, writes Robert Amsterdam
Asia's rapidly growing and energy-intensive economies are driving a global nuclear renaissance, writes Lauren Hilgers
The once-derided housing agencies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are being feted as potential saviours of the mortgage market after the authorities relaxed the laws limiting the amount of mortgage debt the agencies can hold. Simon Boughey reports
As seasoned investors will tell you, putting your money in emerging markets can be a rough ride. The highs may be high, but the lows can be even lower. The emerging markets debt team at MFS Investment Management are aiming to give their investors a different,...
With US structured finance markets in the grip of the subprime squeeze, close neighbour Mexico might be expected to have suffered a similar fate. But strong investor demand for securitisation and homeowner-friendly government initiatives are combining...