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Virtu Financial senior vice-president eyes move to the mainstream

April 1, 2016

Virtu Financial seems to have overcome the controversy surrounding high-frequency trading to achieve growing acceptance as an alternative market-maker at a time when bank dealers are shrinking. The company's senior vice-president, John Shay, explains its strategy.

US demands more from banks on TLAC

April 1, 2016

US Federal Reserve proposals for total loss-absorbing capacity go well beyond the Financial Stability Board standards in some areas.

Farewell to the debt valuation adjustment rule

January 26, 2016
Farewell to the debt valuation adjustment rule

The byzantine accounting rule introduced much volatility into the earnings and has finally been repealed by the US Financial Accounting Standards Board.

Syndicated loans suffer from commodity woes

December 17, 2015
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The US commodities industry attracted more syndicated lending than nearly any other business in 2014. It also saw the largest rise in bad loans.  

Rise of subprime auto loans in US

December 4, 2015
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The spike in subprime auto lending in the US could cause headaches for less diversified lenders.  

Cross-border conundrums still hampering OTC derivative markets

Cross-border conundrums still hampering OTC derivative markets

December 1, 2015

Regulators in Europe and the US are still dealing with a backlog of cross-border problems in the over-the-counter derivatives market. Are these issues resolvable, and what is at stake if they are not? By Michael Watt.

Repo markets on the wane

November 12, 2015
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With mounting regulation and the collateral drying up, activity in the repo market, the main avenue for short-term financing on Wall Street, is continuing its free-fall. 

TPP to benefit a third of global economy

October 12, 2015

Signatories hope the landmark trade deal will bolster trade worldwide after a tepid recovery from the crisis.

US derivatives notional value at lowest level since 2008

October 5, 2015
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The notional value of derivatives from US market participants dropped to the lowest levels since the financial crisis in the second quarter of this year, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency reports.

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US-Cuban relations: progress, challenges and surprises

September 1, 2015

The announcement in December 2014 of a restoration of normal relations between Cuba and the US shocked many, and thus far very little opposition has been registered. However, this inactivity should not shroud the challenges that lie ahead for both countries, says Peter Hakim of Inter-American Dialogue.

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