Increasing prices on cross-currency swaps as a result of Basel III’s credit valuation adjustment charge are making it harder for companies to issue bonds overseas – this is just one example of the...
Volatility hedge funds operating in Asia have reported some spectacular losses since 2008. Despite this, there are still funds operating in the volatility arena. What strategies are working best and why...
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Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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Following risk management failures in the financial crisis, Japanese variable annuity providers’ new VA offerings include conservative investment objectives and sophisticated hedging strategies, combined with reinsurance
The deadline for meeting the CPSS-Iosco Principles for Financial Markets Infrastructures is approaching fast but without a central body to co-ordinate their efforts, regulators and clearing houses in Asia are left with many outstanding issues
Unable to hedge out the duration mismatch on their legacy guarantees, Korean insurers are turning to yield enhancement products in order to balance their life books
The credit valuation adjustment aspect of the Basel III accord will come into force in six months’ time but the absence of instruments in Asia markets to hedge this risk has caused complaints from dealers that it’s not relevant to the region
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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