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  1. Yahoo Beats Out Google to Become Mozilla’s Default U.S. Search Engine

    Big changes are coming to Mozilla, as Google will no longer be the global default search provider for the Firefox browser anymore. Instead, Yahoo will become the default U.S.search option in the browser for the next five years, under a new...

  2. Softer NSFR may not save repo, banks warn

    The problem for repos was that a draft version of the NSFR, published in January, applied an asymmetrical treatment to "non-bank financial institutions" such as money market funds, hedge funds and asset managers, which are big users of the market.

  3. Buy side attacks Isda early termination protocol

    Lawyers and funds allege lack of consultation in crucial too-big-to-fail fix The protocol was drafted at the behest of global regulators by a working group of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, and was rolled out on October 11...

  4. Smart beta indexes gain currency with Asian investors

    While banks are firmly aiming to capture smart beta market share, index providers and asset managers are also big players in this area. Pak at FTSE says that big institutions are increasingly open to new ideas and strategies.

  5. FSB delays designation of systemic reinsurers

    Greater transparency into the G-Sii methodology and designation process would support the goals of ending too big to fail and avoiding potential market distortions. IAIS assessment methodology under fire again for lack of clarity

  6. Poor liquidity stalls long-dated Thai derivatives market

    First, we offer these products to our big clients and then, once we have the technology in place, we can bring the products to our second-tier clients," says SCB's Jearkjirm. Thai markets had a tumultuous six months in the first half of the year...

  7. Netting problems will restrict pension funds, FCMs warn

    Even if the fund has credible ratings, and the manager has a big relationship with the bank, our credit risk team still takes a conservative approach in terms of what limits they will extend. Lawyers’ reluctance to grant netting opinions is hiking...

  8. UBS offers bankruptcy remoteness and white-labelling twist

    A lot of business was done in the ‘balance sheet is for free' world before the financial crisis, and a big part of our business just died," says Grob. UBS is active across all major geographies and covers the full product set.

  9. Stoxx leads the way with value-focused smart-beta service

    You can look at the next big topic or new strategies, but a lot of the innovation we do is more subtle in smaller products," says Konrad Sippel, Frankfurt-based global head of business development at Stoxx.

  10. UBS stays firm despite commodities downturn

    In terms of platform, I would say that UBS is very fast and it's liquid, which is definitely one of its big advantages," says Abdelkarim Hamidouche, structured products adviser at Swiss private bank Lombard Odier.