With vast sums looking for attractive investment opportunities, the Middle East is ripe for hedge fund development. While there are significant challenges still to overcome, liberalisation and the development of viable financial service centres are pushing...
There is a celebratory mood amongst distressed debt investors. Having spent several years scratching around for opportunities in a raging bull market, their cup now runneth over. We profile five leading funds in the distressed arena
The practice of posting collateral against the risk of failed derivatives trades may protect dealers from the worst of the losses arising from Lehman's bankruptcy, says Joseph Pimbley. But what about trades that were not covered by such collateral agreements?
Regulators have been threatening the credit derivatives market with draconian new legislation in a bid to curb practices that supposedly exacerbated the current turmoil. But the lawmakers' belligerent comments are somewhat akin to closing the windows...
Issuing a $4 billion deal in the climate of fear and uncertainty that characterised October's primary market required courage. Yet someone was needed to break the deadlock and IBM stepped forward. Simon Boughey looks at the deal's effect on the dollar...
The head of emerging markets research at JPMorgan talks to Dalia Fahmy about how the sector is adapting to the upheaval in the the global markets
October was the month that the credit event auction process was tested to its limits, with Lehman Brothers, Fannie and Freddie, and WaMu all undergoing settlement. Credit spoke to the strategy manager at Creditex to find out how the process bore up. Additional...
Governments and central banks have finally acted to attempt to stem the crisis that engulfed the world's financial markets. But is their response too little too late? Laurence Neville finds out
The new CEO of e-trading platform Tradeweb, who has been involved with the firm - and the modern derivatives market - since their inception, talks to Matthew Attwood
The root cause of the recent credit crisis was a misplaced belief that liquidity in the global financial markets was abundant, argues Anastasia Nesvetailova. This misconception enabled a localised crisis in the US subprime mortgage market to leach into...
Special Report - Hedge funds
Special Report - Volatility
Structured Products Asia 2008
Special Report - Volatility products
Special Report - Options
Risk Australia 2008