Structured Products Europe Awards 2010
Best in Spain
Inflation special report
Salas to join as global co-head of inflation trading
Linking to new sources of inflation
Commentators praise the innovation underlying Google price index; despite limitations, index could work as a CPI subset
Emerging markets inflation offered in index form
PPF consults over basing the majority of levy payments on the level of scheme’s risk
Gold was a safe haven during the European sovereign debt crisis. How will gold prices, and precious metals financial products, evolve over the coming year?
With central banks’ discount windows pouring money out at rock-bottom rates but economies still slow to use up excess capacity, the outlook for inflation has never been murkier. Uncertainty has created arbitrage opportunities for inflation risk managers…
Dynamic retail offerings
Blair Baker talked to Donald Kohn on 9 July about his career at the Federal Reserve, monetary policy, the crisis and the future of financial regulation.
Extra inflation hedging demand driving split between derivatives and cash market pricing
Using CPI instead of RPI was intended to save money - but could end up costing UK pension funds billions
Philadelphia Federal Reserve president warns mistaken view of central banks as omnipotent risks damaging their credibility
South African Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says knee-jerk reforms ignore failure of policymakers to raise standards before crisis; sober, measured approach to reform only credible way forward
Bank for International Settlements says degree of slack likely to be smaller than suggested by output gap models
Hedge funds seeking protection against deflation and dealer hedging of residual short floor positions are cited as the reasons for a rise in prices on euro zero-coupon inflation options.
Options trader also moves on
Index-linked bonds are where investors will find value as the effects of the financial crisis unwind, advises founder of Ruffer LLC.
The rebound of credit markets in 2009 enabled product providers to decrease risk as well as offer higher yields to investors in the Americas, using techniques such as multipliers or digital payoffs. The result is an increase in the number of deals,…