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Metals – Caught in a supply–demand tug of war

In the face of a deep, global economic contraction in the first half of 2020, prices of industrial metals have been remarkably resilient. Copper has rebounded to pre-pandemic levels at the start of the year, and while aluminium prices are lower than at…

2020 SOFR ecosystem mid-year recap

After building tremendous momentum in autumn 2019, SOFR floating rate note (FRN) issuance saw a slowdown in winter, only to surge to new highs in Q1 and Q2 2020. Already over $650 billion notional to date, from 50+ participants, the FRN market growth is…

Initial margin – Special report 2020

Buy-side firms in advanced preparations for phases five and six of initial margin (IM) rules are eager to maintain momentum and put their efforts to the test now that implementation has been delayed by 12 months following disruptions related to the Covid…

SOFR and credit spread – Not as simple as it seems

Chris Dias, principal and global Libor solution co-lead at KPMG, explores how the market will adjust as liquidity grows and why firms must resist the temptation to default to existing processes for determining credit spread and rethink the traditional…

Libor Risk Q&A – KPMG

Chris Dias and Chris Long, principals and global Libor solution co-leads, discuss key industry concerns around the transition away from Libor, including how the discontinuation deadline will be impacted by the Covid‑19 pandemic, the benefits and…

Libor Risk Q&A – Murex

Alexandre Bon, Group co-head of Libor and benchmark reform, and head of marketing and strategy, Asia‑Pacific, at Murex, discusses key industry concerns around the transition away from Libor, including how the discontinuation deadline will be impacted by…

Libor webinar series – Big issuers

Nobody knows what will happen to Libor at the end of 2021, but the market has to be ready for anything – including the benchmark’s demise. This continues to be the message from regulators, despite the havoc caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The coming…

Risk Technology Awards 2020

Risk software is designed for bad times – but not bad times like these. The Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic – defined by huge uncertainty about policy effectiveness, human behaviour, and the timeline for successful treatments and a vaccine – is a crisis…

Key steps in the transition to SOFR

Phil Whitehurst, head of service development, rates, SwapClear at LCH, offers his insight into when a term structure for the secured overnight financing rate (SOFR) is likely to be established, what will be required for this to become a reality and what…

Covid-19: Pandemic risk – Special report 2020

The economic devastation wrought by Covid-19 is already significant: the hits to employment, gross domestic product and other key macro factors regulators ask banks to test to has already surpassed supervisors’ severely adverse scenarios, and shows every…

Next steps for MRM in South‑east Asia

Financial institutions across South‑east Asia face challenges assessing and measuring non-financial risks inherent in their business models, and are therefore concerned about regulatory scrutiny, transparency and the use of models within their businesses…

Risk doesn’t wait for market close

Many market participants rely on end-of-day batch systems to perform analytics and, in the current environment, they may see significant negative impacts on their business. Leila Sadiq, front-office risk head of product at Bloomberg, explores how the…

Switching CCP – How and why?

As uncertainty surrounding Brexit continues and the impacts of Covid-19-driven market volatility are analysed, it is essential for banks and their end-users to understand their clearing options, and how they can achieve greater capital and cross…

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