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US asset-backed securities rules reassure issuers, but not investors

November 3, 2014

The US Securities and Exchange Commission altered new rules for asset-backed securities to ease privacy concerns, but investors want more disclosure.

CFTC offers olive branch to Europe

CFTC offers olive branch to Europe

November 3, 2014

The new commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has pledged to replace existing regulation with more cross-border friendly rules. Will it be enough to reverse the fragmentation of the global market? 

Investors flock to hybrid securities

Investors flock to hybrid securities

November 3, 2014

Investors hungry for higher yields have embraced hybrid securities, with hybrid issuance for both corporate and financial instruments increasing sharply in the past two years, despite the risks. 

Green bonds take root

November 3, 2014

A rise in issuances, an increasingly diverse issuer base and the development of guiding principles have all contributed to the rise of green bonds. But, as they become more investor friendly, advocates of such products are keen to ensure that they remain environmentally friendly, too.

Promising new patterns in debt markets

November 3, 2014

With activity nearly back to pre-crisis levels and promising new trends emerging in the corporate bond market, it had been a strong year for the debt capital markets, until a couple of days of de-risking in mid-October threatened to rock the boat again.

FX prime brokerage reinvents itself

October 1, 2014

With the larger foreign exchange prime brokerage houses restructuring and new entrants offering new types of services, Frances Faulds asks whether regulatory changes have contributed to the demise of the industry or simply to its reinvention.

Okan Pekin

New division builds on Citi's competitive streak

October 1, 2014

Citi launched a new division at the end of last year to combine prime finance, futures and clearing, custody, and fund services. Its global head, Okan Pekin, discusses why the change will put Citi ahead of its rivals and how it will enable the bank to win more business from hedge funds.

The offshore renminbi bond market's road to sophistication

October 1, 2014

Despite the plunge in the value of the renminbi earlier this year and growing concerns over China's long-term growth, the offshore renminbi bond market shows no signs of slowing down. Issuance volumes continue increasing annually, but most importantly the market is becoming more sophisticated.

What now for investment banks

What now for investment banks?

October 1, 2014

Investment banks have experienced huge changes since the global financial crisis and are still struggling to adapt their business models. But while the industry might have to make do with much lower returns in future, it is far from being on its knees. 

Low volatility numbs FX market

Currency investors eye storm clouds with relish

October 1, 2014

Low volatility in the foreign exchange market shows few signs of abating. That is good news for companies trading across borders, but a headache for banks and investors seeking to profit from currency movements.

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