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  1. Smart beta indexes gain currency with Asian investors

    A merger arbitrage trader attempts to capture this spread for the deals that are successfully completed. The UK bank has also created a product that provides exposure to the classic merger arbitrage trading strategy in order to attract money that...

  2. Heston model: shifting on the volatility surface

    Ideally, an option pricing model would have the following properties: it would be guaranteed to be free of arbitrage opportunities; it would provide simple (and fast) pricing and hedging formulas; it would readily fit the quoted volatility...

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  3. PPC and SEO: Higher Conversion Rates Fuel the Need for Better Integration

    There has been a continual movement toward more aggregator sites who are monetizing their traffic via arbitrage and lead generation. Many paid search marketers often go about their business of optimizing their accounts without really caring about...

  4. Editor’s letter: New US regulations will shake up energy sector

    The fear is that without international co-operation and co-ordination there will be opportunities for regulatory arbitrage and that firms will relocate to more liberal regulatory havens. The adoption of a raft of new US legislation to clean up the...

  5. Overview of US regulatory reforms

    Failing to follow the US lead could produce significant opportunities for regulatory arbitrage and perhaps even the large-scale relocation of swathes of the US financial sector. US legislators agreed on the most wide-ranging set of financial...

  6. Energy firms face capital adequacy squeeze

    The commission says it will be working with US regulators to converge on clearing requirements, to avoid loopholes and regulatory arbitrage. Proposed US and European financial market reforms are expected to profoundly effect the energy and...

  7. Uncertainty over CFTC position limits

    These reforms have to go global, otherwise there will be opportunities for regulatory arbitrage. Under its new chairman Gary Gensler, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) began to seriously consider the need for hard position limits...

  8. EU regulators ready to act in concert?

    In a consultation paper on short selling published on June 14, the EC suggested supervisors should be able to impose temporary restrictions on short selling in their own countries, but Esma should be responsible for co-ordinating any such measures...

  9. Energy companies face up to clearing requirements

    In addition, the elimination of the end-user exception illustrates there is a strong feeling that clearing loopholes need to be minimised to avoid regulatory arbitrage. Energy, as any high school science student can tell you, cannot be created or...

  10. Sparring over global valuation

    A global model calibrated to hundreds of instruments, spanning a large variety of liquid derivatives, enables one to do just that: filter out the noise systematically, hedge consistently on a portfolio basis and arbitrage the remainder,” he says.

  11. EFET calls for exemptions from mandatory trade clearing

    Although the EC recognised regulation must reflect the economic and financial hedging needs of ‘end-users', it does not support exemptions, which it says could increase the risk of regulatory arbitrage.