Asia

Where there’s a will…

Living wills have quickly emerged as a new measure to ensure banks are better prepared for the next crisis. But clear definitions of exactly what information they should contain and how they should be drawn up do not exist. Joel Clark reports

Profiting from CDOs

Investors that snapped up cash bonds and other simple credit assets at the start of last year have made large profits as the credit market rallied strongly in 2009. While many of the obvious credit opportunities have disappeared, some market participants…

Lighting up dark pools

The Singapore Exchange’s planned launch of Asia’s first exchange-backed dark pool may indicate the region’s dominant exchanges are ready to take on brokers providing internal crossing systems for anonymous block trades. At the same time, it offers dark…

Insurance inroads

Structured product manufacturers have targeted the insurance sector as a potentially important new distribution channel following the collapse in volumes of products sold through retail banks in the Asian region. Ben Marquand finds out if they are…

Insurance inroads

Structured product manufacturers have targeted the insurance sector as a potentially important new distribution channel following the collapse in volumes of products sold through retail banks in Asia. Ben Marquand finds out if they are gaining traction

Hub hubbub

New rules coming into force in many jurisdictions in Asia are challenging the ability of global financial institutions to operate a hub-and-spoke business model for their derivatives businesses. By Jacqueline Low, Jing Gu and Keith Noyes

Derivatives onshoring

New rules coming into force in many jurisdictions in Asia are challenging the ability of global financial institutions to operate a hub-and-spoke business model for their derivatives businesses.

Insurance inroads

Structured product manufacturers have targeted the insurance sector as a potentially important new distribution channel following the collapse in volumes of products sold through retail banks in the region. Ben Marquand finds out if they are gaining…

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