South Asia - Structured products
Merrill Lynch's decision to ditch its collateralised debt obligation portfolio in July has been spun as a brave attempt to draw a line under its structured credit losses. But how good is the deal, and does it represent a template for other firms struggling...
Barclays Capital has appointed Tim Davenport as managing director and head of FX structuring for the Americas. Davenport joins the bank from Bear Stearns, where he was head of structured derivative products for the past two years.
Barclays Capital has appointed Chak Wong as a managing director, head of structuring in investment banking Asia Pacific. Wong, who will lead the Asia Pacific structuring team within investment banking on a cross asset-class basis, will report to Patrick...
RBS has strengthened both its trading and structuring teams in Asia-Pacific with two senior appointments. Rubin Rajendram joins as head of euro and US dollar rates exotics trading and Richard Summerbell as head of currency structuring for Asia ex-Japan....
The emerging and often illiquid nature of some of Asia’s energy markets has made them a challenging environment in which to work during the credit crunch. Despite this, there are some impressive success stories. Our Asia Awards honour seven companies...
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Dow Chemical, the largest commercial consumer of energy in the US, is trying to formulate a response to soaring annual energy costs of $32 billion, while meeting environmental targets. Roderick Bruce examines the company's energy strategies
The launch of CERs futures on Indian exchanges is breathing new life into CDM projects in India. Speculators have entered the market and are creating liquidity in CERs and, as a result, more carbon-financing options, finds Catherine Lacoursiere
A worrying trend is emerging in the UK corporate world, with many companies adopting extremely risky strategies in a bid to reduce their exposure to energy price volatility, says Utilyx chief executive Chris Bowden
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