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Search for new OTC underlyings gets tougher

The history of the derivatives market has been punctuated by regular attempts to find new underlyings – never an easy task. But would-be innovators now face regulatory and political obstacles too. Lukas Becker reports

Longevity: Opportunity or flop?

Pension schemes are sitting on a huge amount of longevity risk, and capital markets investors could provide a home for this exposure. It looks like a tempting opportunity for bank intermediaries – but many dealers have tried and failed. Tom Osborn reports

Politically motivated reform creates new risk

Many of the proposed reforms in derivatives market regulation were driven by politics rather than economics. This could lead to an additional source of systemic risk and less effective risk management among end-users, argues David Rowe

Clearing: Third time lucky

The third US clearing deadline caused relatively little fuss. But the problems that emerged ahead of the first two deadlines haven’t entirely been solved, and some firms sought to postpone their first cleared transactions. Joe Rennison reports

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