BankBoston Launches New Index To Assess Currency Strength

BOSTON--BankBoston has launched a new index designed to measure the underlying strength of national currencies, by assessing a country's ability to accelerate productivity gains through technological development and a range of other criteria. The index promises to be a useful tool for risk managers and quantitative analysts that use such indices as risk proxies for mapping cash flows, as well as model input parameters used to analyze sovereign and interest-rate risks in developing hedging

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Stemming the tide of rising FX settlement risk

As the trading of emerging markets currencies gathers pace and broader uncertainty sweeps across financial markets, CLS is exploring alternative services designed to mitigate settlement risk for the FX market

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