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EMTNs issued by treasury functions may need to be moved to trading desk because of new market risk rules

Euro medium-term notes issued to raise funding for banks are usually managed as part of the banking book

Certain notes issued by banks’ treasury functions to raise funding could be caught under new market risk rules, potentially forcing dealers to move them into the trading desk.

Euro medium-term notes (EMTNs), issued to raise funding for banks and generally managed as part of the banking book, are usually hedged using swaps where the structured leg of the swap matches the coupon that is paid out, creating a derivatives leg.

But dealers say it is unclear whether this could mean the notes now have

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