New rules, new techniques: Cross-asset solutions

New rules, new techniques: Cross-asset solutions

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. 

Leading the way: French insurance giant Axa is a pioneering force in direct lending by insurance companies

Making the link for non-bank lenders

July 1, 2013

Bank deleveraging in Europe creates an opportunity for institutional and private investors to enter direct lending to a range of sectors, and there are plenty of new approaches and structures emerging.

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.

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