In an exclusive interview with Risk , Stefan Walter, secretary general of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, discusses everything from capital to cyclicality while outlining the reform agenda for Basel II.
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s collateral committee has revealed a set of goals for improvements to collateral management processes.
US regulators will require originators and sponsors of securitisations to retain 5% of securitised exposures and increase transparency of transactions, according to a leaked draft of a US Treasury report on improving the regulatory system, due to be…
There has been some improvement in worst-case expectations for defaults on UK residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) in the second quarter, according to research by Standard & Poor's Fixed Income Risk Management Services.
Point Carbon, an energy and environmental market analyst, has launched its first power trading analytics tool for the North American market.
The CME Group will list four new In Delivery Month European Union Allowance (EUA) and Certified Emission Reduction (CER) futures and options contracts as part of its Green Exchange venture.
The worldwide recession will be far more severe than originally thought, with the global economy set to shrink 3% this year, warned World Bank president Robert Zoellick yesterday.
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Rates and inflation-linked certificates of deposit are being launched by US providers as sales of the government-backed investments continue to be robust. Wells Fargo, HSBC and JP Morgan are all offering structures which expose investors to changes in…
Compulsory central clearing is not a one-stop solution to the problems of the derivatives markets, and could end up crippling the industry, warned speakers at an industry event in London on Tuesday.
Paymon Aliabadi, managing director and chief executive of Essent Trading, has resigned.
Derivatives technology provider SuperDerivatives has partnered with Canadian natural gas company Athena Energy Marketing (AEM) in an effort to increase market transparency.
The Australian LNG industry has expressed concern about the effect the Rudd Government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) will have on growth, following its proposed introduction in July 2011.
HSBC Life has launched a new range of structured plans for the UK pensions market, which promises to give 100% capital protection and lock in the highest value achieved during the lifetime of the plan whilst exposed to global equity markets. The HSBC…
The Operations Management Group (OMG) on June 2 outlined its latest targets to improve the operational infrastructure of the over-the-counter derivatives industry.
Despite its size, the largest industrial bankruptcy in US corporate history is unlikely to have much of an effect on the credit derivatives markets, suggest analysts.
The US Government has initiated what is set to be a lengthy and complex debate over proposals for the regulation of over-the-counter derivatives, finds Pauline McCallion
Steel producers remain sceptical of the benefits of hedging with futures contracts. Now interest in iron-ore derivatives could offer another way for steel players to hedge risk, finds Katie Holliday
Data is fundamental to enterprise risk management systems. Some banks have looked to build single, consistent central sources of information for risk analysis, but how are they tackling this task? Is this goal even achievable? By Clive Davidson