Volatile FX markets reveal pitfalls of RFQ
Clients urged to mask trading intent; critics warn of subtle sell-side advantages
Exchange consolidation in Asia making trading technology vulnerable to failure
Competition among exchanges in Japan is necessary to prevent systems outages such as those in the Osaka Securities Exchange earlier this month
Greater focus on OTC derivatives op risk required in Asia – Celent
Market participants in Asia need to focus more on operational risks associated with their resurgent OTC derivatives trading volumes, especially as the market moves towards trade repositories and central counterparty clearing, according to a new report…
Variable annuity risks hurt Japanese life companies
Risk vs reward
An unhealthy interest
The rise of impaired annuity providers at the start of the decade prompted a migration of the least healthy annuitants away from traditional providers, skewing their mortality assumptions and capital reserves. But as mainstream annuity providers use an…
Celent publishes new Mifid impact study
Post-trade reporting and market data provisions will be the first areas affected by Mifid, says Celent.
Foreign exchange dealers are ignoring Mifid threat, says Celent
The foreign exchange industry will be beset by lawsuits and regulatory action if it continues to ignore the consequences of the new European Union Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid) coming into force next year, according to a research…
The MiFID Threat
Thanks to compliance, many of the European Union’s smaller exchanges now face fresh competition.
Banks need to focus on Pillars II and III says Celent
Banks may be over-emphasising the requirements for Basel II’s Pillar I, which sets the standard for risk-adjusted capital adequacy ratios, while overlooking the importance of Pillars II and III, which cover topics such as corporate governance, according…
More IT for MiFID
MiFID's success hinges on IT prospects, write Choongo Moonga and Phil Craig . But many in the industry are balking at the costs involved
CDO market to hit $2 trillion by end of 2006, Celent says
According to research by Celent, the notional size of the collateralised debt obligation (CDO) market should reach $2 trillion by the end of next year. In the analysis, the New-York-based consultancy argued that dealers will have to specialise their…
In the moments after the London bombings in July, the financial markets reacted quickly and learned some lessons along the way.
JP Morgan backs TradeWeb launch of multi-dealer swaps platform
Thomson TradeWeb will launch a multi-dealer interest rate swaps trading platform in Europe at the beginning of 2005, and has received the support of JP Morgan Chase - the bank that dominated Risk ’s inter-dealer swaps rankings in September
Electronic CDS trading to remain insignificant until 2006, says Celent
Credit default swaps (CDSs) will not be traded electronically to a significant degree until at least early 2006, according to a report.
Competition up in US futures, but Eurex to struggle, says report
The entrance of Eurex to the US futures industry has improved the quality of the market, according to research company Celent.
Risk Into Value
Investment firms have plenty to consider in the race to achieve Basel II and operational risk mandates.
Mutual fund proposals may spur tech uptake
NEW YORK – Mutual funds may have to make more technology implementations if legislation introduced by the US House of Representatives' financial services committee becomes law. The bill, proposed last month, is intended to improve mutual funds'…
Reputation in automation
The introduction of ISO 15022 brings a glimmer of hope to those wrong-footed by nonautomated corporate actions. Pamela Brewster, senior analyst at Celent Communications looks at limiting errors and containing costs.
Sarbanes-Oxley requirements could complement Basel compliance
NEW YORK - Banks and financial institutions currently establishing processes to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley section 404 reporting requirements should be able to use those same processes to comply with future Basel II operational risk reporting…
The Corporate Action Challenge
Concern (often justified) over the maturity of third-party systems and the lack of industry standards is putting the brakes on the progress of corporate-action automation.
Celent, TowerGroup: Deep IT Cuts Proving Harmful
BOSTON - Market research firms Celent Communications and TowerGroup predict that IT spending by securities firms will decrease this year, but say user firms have slashed IT staff nearly to the point that they are harming themselves.
Time for buy-side IT push
Buy-side firms now recognise the strategic benefits and operational efficiencies that technology can bring. And, despite adverse market conditions, Fritz McCormick of Celent Communications believes IT investment is set for continued growth, especially…
New Market, New OMS Sales Pitch
Baring Asset Management is doing something that a lot of trade order management vendors and market analysts wish the rest of the financial world would do: after implementing a new third-party order management system to replace its older in-house system,…
Op Risk systems: A moving target
Collecting and storing appropriate operational risk data remains a problem for technology managers and operational risk managers alike. Is any progress being made?