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  1. Softer NSFR may not save repo, banks warn

    The NSFR is not the only pressure on banks' repo businesses – in March, foreign banks with a US presence said they would retreat from the repo markets as a result of rules requiring them to hold capital and liquidity locally.

  2. Smart beta indexes gain currency with Asian investors

    The reality can be rather different, as investors discovered in 2011 with Citi's Cubes Diversified commodities fund, which aimed to generate capital appreciation in rising commodities markets. Spear is a good example of this; it has been...

  3. Liquidity concerns still haunt Ficc

    That model is now changing, as increased risk aversion and regulatory reforms designed to return the cost of liquidity and capital to more sustainable levels favour more agency-based trading models. There has been a step change in liquidity in the...

  4. "Europeans are the problem" in CCP oversight standoff

    The decision means at least 11 clearing houses in those jurisdictions can apply for full qualifying CCP (QCCP) status with the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) – keeping capital requirements down for their members – and US CCPs...

  5. Dealers fret over NSFR impact on equities

    How is this going to support capital markets? Following the release of the proposed NSFR in January, industry groups, led by the Global Financial Markets Association and the Institute for International Finance, had pushed back on the treatment of...

  6. Poor liquidity stalls long-dated Thai derivatives market

    It seems that the government has been looking at ways in which it can develop capital markets, and this is a new experiment that may help," says Silva. Renewed foreign interest in Thailand is likely to give impetus to reforming the country's...

  7. SunGard taps videogames to boost risk technology

    The study found an increase in the number of new vendor initiatives that aim to improve information flows in capital markets with solutions that can extend the capabilities with a limited development effort needed by the banks, including providing...

  8. Hedge Fund Lions' Den live now - Season 2

    This season, two managers will be pitching for investment: Richard Edwards, founder and principal of HED Capital, a fund focused on crowd behaviour and how it moves markets; and Patrick Boyle, founding partner of Palomar Fund Management, a...

  9. Green credentials and RBS deal work in BNPP's favour

    Structured products with capital protection offered that convexity," says Cédric Chavot, financial adviser at BNP Cardif in Paris. The fully ethical product stands out as it provides capital protection through World Bank Green Bonds, as well as...

  10. KBC Asset Management offers step-up payout and Smart Start

    Belgian investors become more comfortable with 90% capital protection The main challenge in 2014 has been to educate investors on new structures and payouts that have only 90% or 95% capital protection, though demand for 100% protection remains...

  11. Network investment works for Raiffeisen Centrobank in CEE

    The focus is very much on conservative products, with capital preservation at the core of investor requirements. Next door to Slovakia, the Czech Republic market tends to be much more international in its outlook, but investors are also very...

  12. Morgan Stanley's delivers 'turn of the month' triumph

    A high percentage of our business goes to Morgan Stanley as a hedging entity for a number of reasons," says Steven Graham, structured products director at UK distributor Mariana Capital. Perhaps the most innovative product in its current suite is...

  13. UBS dominates listed products in Switzerland

    For Swiss insurance companies, UBS put together a 10-year capital-protected product as part of a multi-premium life insurance policy. With the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) tightening index regulation, UBS worked with the...

  14. Nationwide: ABS markets need more than warm words

    Regulators hit securitisation hard after the 2008 financial crisis, with the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision proposing bank capital requirements in late 2012 that were viewed by industry critics as too harsh.

  15. AIFMD: hedge funds reported to be struggling with reporting

    Reporting impacts NAVs, may cause capital-raising challenges Although these costs may be charged to the fund entity, it will impact the net asset value performance numbers and may lead to further challenges in raising capital.

  16. Industry confronts hard choices in CCP recovery debate

    Reaction from many market participants has focused on the trade-off between staving off comprehensive recovery methods, such as forced tear-ups, versus the inevitable rise in clearing fees that would result if CCPs were required to double the...