Some Ucits-compliant structured products look set to be deemed complex under new Mifid proposals. Jürgen Vandenbroucke proposes a more sophisticated way of classifying complexity in structured products...
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A few large banks are renting out their credit ratings to protect structured finance vehicles from downgrades. But it’s a complex business, and it can come at a heavy cost to the original counterparties. By Lukas Becker
Banks in Asia are increasingly relying on the pricing and execution power of their electronic platforms to keep their structured products operations competitive. But as more strive towards the low costs and seamless processes that platforms can offer,...
Finding yield is a complex task but Japanese investors have been facing this issue for longer than most, as two decades of moribund domestic markets have driven them overseas - from the vanilla Aussie/Kiwi dollar carry trade to the more esoteric delights...
Regulation, accounting standards and greater demand for transparency in product pricing have led technology companies to seek new ways to provide underlying data and analytics. But is there such a thing as too much information? Vita Millers reports
Despite recent outflows from locally listed exchange-traded funds and a flight to US equities, investors in Latin America can soon expect to see local dividend indexes, hot on the heels of the region's first environmental ETF. By Hannah Collins
Low initial listing fees and heavy use of over-the-counter trading platforms are squeezing profitability for the structured products segments on the Frankfurt and Stuttgart stock exchanges. Michael Marray finds out how they are responding
Investors were once in the dark about the names of the institutions that issued structured products. But now, in the kind of progress hoped for by regulators, anyone in the UK buying these products will know who the counterparty is, according to the latest...
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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