Infrastructure

CME to list new EUA and CER contracts

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.

Deposits turn to rates and inflation in US

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…

Industry opposes mandatory clearing

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.

HSBC launches new range of structured plans

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…

Steel industry looks to iron ore swaps

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

In search of the gold standard

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

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