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Lukas Becker

Desk editor

Lukas Becker is the derivatives desk editor for Risk.net. His topics of interest include over-the-counter derivatives pricing, collateral management, market infrastructure and legal risk. He is based in London.

He was previously the Europe, Middle East and Africa editor of Risk magazine.

 

Articles by Lukas Becker

In-depth introduction: Leverage ratio

Banks are under pressure to reduce the gross value of their derivatives portfolios, spurring greater use of bilateral compression exercises - and tougher standards in the US could put banks there under more pressure than their peers. By Lukas Becker

Bilateral compression takes off as banks tackle leverage

It used to mean the tearing-up of perfectly matching trades, but compression has become something bolder and more ambitious in recent months – at the same time, it has also become more confusing, and smaller banks fear they may have the wool pulled over…

Search for new OTC underlyings gets tougher

The history of the derivatives market has been punctuated by regular attempts to find new underlyings – never an easy task. But would-be innovators now face regulatory and political obstacles too. Lukas Becker reports

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