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Securitisation opens way for long-term lending

July 2, 2007

Tapping into the huge and underserved housing market is the next challenge for Brazilian banks. John Rumsey reports on the growth of mortgages and the consequent development of the securitisation market.

Struggle is on for control

July 2, 2007

The OTC derivatives business has long been the lucrative preserve of the investment banking community, but the large and increasingly powerful exchange groups have set their sights on capturing more of it. As the battle lines form, Natasha de Terán explores the contested terrain.

Regulators deplore loan settlement gap

July 2, 2007

Africa does not have a monopoly on transaction snarl-ups, as those engaged in the credit derivatives markets in recent years are fully aware.

Post-election France has everything to play for

July 2, 2007

Following the French elections, the markets are returning to normal, with plenty of activity predicted, especially in state-involved sectors. Geraldine Lambe reports on how the pace is picking up.

Exchange builds regional reach

May 7, 2007

Bourse operator Hellenic Exchanges has cut trading fees on the Athens exchange and is developing links with other exchanges in the region in its bid for a competitive edge. By Kerin Hope.

Variety without the volatility

May 7, 2007

Banks are devising structured products for private banking clients that are more diverse than they previously were but still have an element of protection. Michael Marray investigates.

Pace in property

May 7, 2007

Natasha de Terán explores the market for structured property products and finds real estate investment trusts becoming popular and the derivatives market gathering steam.

A vogue for sharia compliance

May 7, 2007

Sharia-compliant investing and structured products are two of the largest and highest margin growth areas for investment banks. Both are born out of specialist structuring teams, rich with fiscal and regulatory experts, so it is almost inevitable that compliant structured products are fast becoming voguish. Natasha de Terán explores the market.

Bespoke solutions

May 7, 2007

Structured products are a result of investors becoming moresophisticated and demanding. Now banks are happy to tailor investments to meet a client’s every wish. Joanne Hart reports.

CEE surfs a new wave of structured finance products

May 7, 2007

A surge of new offerings are coming out of central and eastern Europe, with Russia and Kazakhstan showing the new EU countries how it should be done. Michael Marray reports.

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