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  1. Risk premium strategies favoured over beta commodity indexes

    While there is an Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) meeting scheduled at the end of November to discuss whether there will be supply cuts in order to boost prices, there have been indications that the main producers – such...

  2. Financial crime body tightens rules on company ownership

    New guidance for countries to address money laundering and terrorism funding Authorities need access to timely, accurate data to 'follow the money' in their investigations into suspicious financial activity, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF...

  3. Network investment works for Raiffeisen Centrobank in CEE

    Raiffeisen Centrobank is facing growing competition in individual countries, but having invested heavily to build a strong network right across the central and eastern Europe (CEE) region, it can spread the costs of its structuring team based in...

  4. HVB wins with placements and self-directed products

    One underlying the bank has used this year is Ethna-Aktiv E, a Luxembourg mixed-asset fund with a focus on Europe and OECD countries. HVB onemarkets gains success with expansion into public distribution

  5. US bilateral margin rules: a hit parade of horrors

    If you want counterparties to hedge their risk internally and you're requiring them to post initial margin, the hedging becomes expensive, especially where other countries have exemptions and there are exemptions for clearing.

  6. People: TD Bank bags Scotia Capital structuring team

    Papiasse will retain his other role as deputy chief operating officer for BNP Paribas Group, and focus on the firm's ‘remediation plan', which it agreed with US regulators after breaching sanctions on countries including Sudan and Iran.

  7. Japan FSA: cross-border recognition process too slow

    When that doesn't work, countries make bilateral agreements. The EU has to move away from expecting countries to enact legislation for clearing rules and instead base recognition on whether they are in line with Iosco principles," she said.

  8. EU stress tests see €46bn trading loss for G-Sibs

    The adverse scenario reflects the European Systemic Risk Board's (ESRB) view of the greatest threats to banking sector stability, including an increase in global bond yields, a deterioration of credit quality in countries with poor demand...

  9. CCP resolution guidelines ‘a missed opportunity’

    The European Commission needs to find that the CCP rules in non-EU countries are equivalent to their own, but this has so far been a difficult process, particularly with the US. CPMI-Iosco and FSB guidance should be more proscriptive, says industry

  10. Android’s New Feature Paves Way for Apps Replacing Web

    The approach could be especially useful in developing countries where people have less money to spend on app downloads using their mobile connection. Back around 2009 there was a lot of speculation about whether smartphone apps would replace the Web.

  11. Japan trust business helps BNY Mellon to Asia award

    Falco reports an uptick in interest for the bank's derivatives services in Japan and Australia as regulators in these countries worry about systemic risk. Trust business in collateral management unit gains client support

  12. Industry picks holes in BCR proposals

    For example, for liabilities written in countries within a currency union, the adjustment will include both government and corporate bond data. IAIS seeking a middle way on insurance capital rules The Rorschach test is a psychological assessment...