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1 2013

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  1. 'Unnecessary' Irish SME lending constraints hit hedge funds

    Multi-strategy funds blocked from originating loans Few hedge funds may be able to take advantage of the Central Bank of Ireland's proposals to lift its long-standing ban on alternative investment funds (AIFs) lending to companies, according to...

  2. Are Scholarship Links Considered Unnatural by Google?

    We all know that when it comes to improving a site’s Google rankings, getting links is important. Until recent years, it seemed that almost any kind of link could help your site. But now, Google is getting good at figuring out when a link is one...

  3. Delving Into the Auction Insights Report

    The Auction Insights report is a super useful report in AdWords. It allows us to benchmark ourselves in the auctions we have chosen to enter compared to others in that auction. This report is vital to an advertiser’s analysis, as the bidding...

  4. Netting problems will restrict pension funds, FCMs warn

    Lawyers’ reluctance to grant netting opinions is hiking capital requirements for low-risk trades Lawyers struggle to remember cases in which a pension fund has defaulted on its swaps, but this hypothetical question is taking on painfully practical...

  5. Ossiam rewarded for innovation in strategies

    Ossiam wins ETF provider award Specialist exchange-traded funds (ETF) provider Ossiam was rewarded for its focus on innovation over the past year as investors piled into strategies aimed at smart exposure to equities, commodities and fixed income.

  6. Green is the colour of choice for BNP Paribas in France

    BNP Paribas wins the best in France award BNP Paribas (BNPP) showed this year that its commitment to green goes beyond the colours in its logo. In September, it teamed up with the World Bank to sell €50 million of what it calls the first fully...

  7. Nationwide: ABS markets need more than warm words

    "There does seem to be this sense in which covered bonds are innocent until proven guilty" At first glance, the European version of Basel III's liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) makes happy reading for bank treasury departments with covered bond...

  8. Industry confronts hard choices in CCP recovery debate

    CCPs have ways to boost financial strength – none straightforward It is often said that learning to recover from mistakes is more important than trying not to make any at all, but critics of swap market clearing houses claim the sector has got it...

  9. People: TD Bank bags Scotia Capital structuring team

    Move follows series of structured products hires at Canadian banks Toronto-Dominion Bank in New York has hired a structured products team from Scotia Capital, according to sources in the city. The movers include: Tim Andrews, managing director and...

  10. Markit venture is first casualty of US swap flop

    Clearing credit hub closes, with Markit citing disappointing Sef volumes Markit has told Risk it is closing its pre-trade credit-checking hub with immediate effect, citing slack trading volume on US swap execution facilities (Sefs) and particularly...

  11. Swiss trade bodies issue new transparency guidelines

    SSPA and SBA update rules on fees and prospectuses The Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) and the Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) have issued joint guidelines on structured products designed to increase transparency in promotional...

  12. 8 Lessons Learned From Owning a Search Agency for 15 Years

    I’m writing this post to share some of the lessons and mistakes I learned from owning a search agency for more than 15 years. The goal of these "lessons" is to help you use what I found worked best and apply these to make your agency better.

  13. Deadline looms for Isda group on resolution protocol

    Working group still grappling with capital, timing, bankruptcy issues A little over a week after this article is published, over-the-counter derivatives dealers are expected to make a leap of faith. A working group representing 18 banks is due to...