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Pushing the equities button

The increase in size, diversity and sophistication of the equity derivatives markets has spurred demand for more efficient technology. How are firms responding?

Solving the pensions puzzle

A host of market and structural problems are plaguing US corporate pension plans. Derivatives dealers are pitching a number of potential solutions.

Dealing with the flak

With the final Basel Accord proposals due to be published later this year, the Bank of International Settlements’ new Asian head, Shinichi Yoshikuni, does not have much time to settle into his new role, writes Nick Sawyer.

The Risk 2002 commodity & energy derivatives rankings

Volatile energy markets, plummeting metals prices, September 11 and the implosion of Enron: 2001 was an eventful year for the commodity and energy derivatives markets. Kevin Foster and John Ferry introduce our annual rankings of dealers and brokers

Rallying cry for Italy

Italian banks are racing to catch up with their largest US and European competitors in risk modelling. Inspired by Mauro Maccarinelli, IntesaBci is leading the pack.

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