Russia forges ahead with power market liberalisation

The freely-traded portion of the electricity market in Russia was increased from 30% to 50% on July 1. The rise is in line with the state's plans to achieve 100% free pricing by 2011 and sends a positive signal to the market that it will follow through…

Trade set and match

The ultimate objective of regulators and participants in the derivatives business is to see submission and matching on the date of trade. How far is the industry from reaching this goal? By Ryan Davidson

Market snapshot

Tim Mortimer of Future Value Consultants looks at the pricing issues for structured products in different markets and provides his trade of the month

The data dilemma

While institutions continue to put huge resources into creating standard repositories holding 'golden copies' of financial data, there is growing support for the view that the industry would be better off standardising the data at source, and thereby…

SEC to tighten rules on money market funds

Money market funds, the retail investment funds which exacerbated the effects of the financial crisis in September last year, are to come under far stricter oversight, under draft rules announced by the US Securities and Exchange Commission on June 24.

Q&A: Osfi chief champions Canada's regulatory framework

Julie Dickson, superintendent at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (Osfi) in Canada, talks exclusively to Risk about how Canada's regulatory framework has helped institutions weather the financial crisis, and shares her views on…

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