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Sustainability-linked derivatives markets primed for growth

January 28, 2022

Derivatives with sustainability targets attached to them are becoming more common, but are they really an effective tool for improving a company’s sustainability? 

Derivates v data teaser

Derivatives industry turns to technology to address data deluge

December 3, 2018

Faced with the rising tide of data resulting from increased automation, the derivatives industry is hoping technology can also play a part in helping it handle this increased burden. Jason Mitchell reports.

Brave new world for commodities teaser

A brave new world for commodities hedging

July 1, 2016

Oil prices are recovering, but for producers, consumers and even investors, some of their most difficult decisions are just beginning. Danielle Myles reports.

Pascale Moreau teaser

FX volatility spurs holistic hedging solutions

July 1, 2016

As correlations break down and hard currencies stumble, corporates have been forced to reassess their approach to foreign exchange risk. More favourable accounting treatment of options could help them achieve their longer term strategies. Danielle Myles explores why.

Dealers optimistic about single-name CDS market

February 1, 2016

The credit default swap market has suffered years of declining volumes, thanks to regulatory burdens and the quiet economic cycle. However, as idiosyncratic risk rises, there is a new feeling of optimism among credit traders. Can the CDS market bounce back? 

Reg Rage - Anxiety

EU goes it alone on securitisation

September 27, 2015

European Commission proposals to ease bank capital requirements on asset-backed securities have not yet satisfied the Europeans, but have already unnerved the Americans.

Pressure for regulators to complete US swaps revolution

May 26, 2015

The advent of swap execution facilities has not brought about the open access to trading that buy-side participants expected.

EU’s relaxed approach opens transatlantic liquidity gap

November 24, 2014

The EU has introduced a liquidity coverage ratio for banks that is noticeably weaker than its US equivalent.

A way to reduce the margining burden of derivatives clearing

November 24, 2014

The netting of swap payments against variation margin would reduce liquidity requirements in cleared transactions, according to clearing house risk expert Stephen Elliott.

Finding a better approach to global regulatory coordination

November 3, 2014

Kenneth E Bentsen, the head of one of the industry's largest trade associations says international regulatory bodies need to do more to ensure coordination between national regulators on the construction and timetable of rulebooks for global derivatives markets.

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