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Equity derivatives in Latin America pick up pace

July 1, 2008

No longer lurching from crisis to crisis, the major Latin American economies have won credibility. For equity derivatives bankers, that means business, writes Natasha de Terán.

Life after impact

July 1, 2008

The credit crunch is affecting every segment of the financial markets, including equity derivatives. Interpreting the repercussions, however, is no easy task.

New questions, new answers

July 1, 2008

Natasha de Terán investigates how structured product providers have responded to the changes in equity derivatives market conditions and investor sentiment by rolling out a new breed of product.

Pension funds adapt strategy

July 1, 2008

Pension funds, which are traditionally conservative investors, are reconsidering equity derivatives, as more volatile stock markets threaten their returns on cash equities.

What price saving the planet?

June 2, 2008

A slew of eco-friendly developments shows that markets, investors and corporates are taking the environment seriously. Innovation has moved beyond clean energy funds into advisory services and structured products, but can market participants counter scepticism that market mechanisms are the best way to cut emissions? Geraldine Lambe reports.

Navigating a new world

June 2, 2008

Traditionally a low-risk area, the European covered bond market is now a much more volatile place. Philip Alexander explains how Portugal fits into the wider European picture.

Malaysian market remains resilient

May 5, 2008

The Malaysian Bourse’s keen focus on market appeal and its diversity of investment opportunities put it in a strong position to capitalise on opportunities in the changing financial environment.

A new breed of exchange

May 5, 2008

The recent evolution of the world’s exchanges is a story of dynamic transformation. Until the 1980s, exchanges would, in their essentials, have been recognisable to a merchant who was trading in the 14th century – the time of their inception.

Competitive clearing

May 5, 2008

Competition and consolidation among exchanges, on both sides of the Atlantic, is reshaping the clearing models for exchange-traded derivatives, reports Frances Maguire.

All eyes on Asia

May 5, 2008

Structured products are one of the few business areas on which banks still have a positive outlook – and the Asian side of the market is the busiest of all. Natasha de Terán reports on developments in Asia.

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