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Banks adapt to the new world of structured finance

July 1, 2014

New regulations are having a profound impact on structured finance and securitisation markets. But the bigger banks are mostly coping, with some even exploiting the situation to build their investor-advisory services.

Index-based structured products on the rise

July 1, 2014

Index-based structured products have grown in popularity since the financial crisis, as investors have sought flexible and bespoke ways to gain exposure to certain assets. And while the threat of tougher regulation looms, bankers are confident it will not slow down the market. 

Regulators lost for words

February 24, 2014

Regulators struggling to define what activities are covered by hugely detailed new rules governing financial markets might do better by returning to first principles.

Basel’s trading book theory struggles with the practice

January 2, 2014

The fundamental review of the trading book set out to simplify the capital management of market risk, but has ended up drifting away from the reality of the business.

Structured products search for the right balance

July 1, 2013

The impact of low interest rates, new EU regulations and the predicted lessening of quantitative easing in Europe and the US mean structured product providers are being called upon to provide innovative solutions to reduce risk in both retail and private banking. 

Financial market regulation – the letters of the law

Financial market regulation – the letters of the law

July 1, 2013

Across all asset classes and from retail to sophisticated clients, new regulations agreed at the international, regional and national level are occupying an increasing share of business managers’ time. The Banker crystallises the latest thinking on the acronyms that are keeping financial market participants awake at night.

Portfolio managers respond to uncertain times

July 1, 2013

With markets lacking a clear directional trend, uncertainty over the scale of global central bank interventions and an ongoing wave of regulatory initiatives, asset allocation must remain highly adaptable. Five European portfolio managers explain their responses to the changeable conditions.

Rising risk appetite floats peripheral boats

Securitisation seeks redemption in Europe

March 1, 2013

A few short years ago, securitisation was blamed for triggering the financial crisis and was seen as the root of all evil. However, there are now signs of change, with issuers slowly beginning to reconsider the market as investor appetite returns.

German retail looks away from exchanges

German retail moves away from exchange trading

January 2, 2013

Since the global financial crisis, regulators have been pushing for structured products to be traded on exchanges for safety reasons. So why, in the German retail market, is the opposite happening, with more trades being done over the counter?

Dodd-Frank puts swap execution facilities in the firing line

January 2, 2013

Swap execution facilities are supposed to be central to the efforts of the Dodd-Frank Act to make the derivatives industry safer, but delayed rule-making has thrown their very existence into doubt.

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