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  1. Smart beta indexes gain currency with Asian investors

    However, a focus on economic fundamentals and the risk factor the index is designed to capture is a more robust approach. Despite some high-profile failures banks and index providers are bullish It isn't an overstatement to say that the universe of...

  2. BoE’s Cunliffe: era of free liquidity is over

    Cunliffe was giving evidence to the House of Lords sub-committee on European Union economic and financial affairs. Market participants ‘will have to pay more’ to get in and out of positions Investors should get used to tighter liquidity and higher...

  3. New frontloading flap over €8bn clearing threshold

    In May, Sharon Bowles, outgoing chair of the European Parliament's economic and monetary affairs committee, told Risk.net: "It was the commission that insisted on the frontloading requirement, saying banks would indulge in all kinds of excessive...

  4. US energy firms welcome CFTC tweaks to Dodd-Frank rules

    Based on the discussion and based on the analysis that the staff provided, it's generally favourable from the point of view of commercial end-users, because it will make it easier for them to engage in forward contracting," says James Cater...

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

    Academic research shows that a significant proportion of positive trading days are concetrated in a narrow window at the month-end - an anomaly that has been observed across global equity markets and seems to be unaffected by the present phase in...

  6. Conflict of interest: banks call for unity on Eonia

    The overall damage to the market probably greatly outweighs any kind of net economic benefit to one party or another," he says. Three different banks, three different answers: yes, says one senior rates trader, his bank will be paying.

  7. FSB warns of spillovers from new bank structures

    The FSB plans to work with the International Monetary Fund and the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development on an update to the assessment as the reforms are implemented, with the results due to be presented to the G-20 in 2016.

  8. CVA hedge losses prompt focus on swaptions and guarantees

    We need to be 200% sure that as someone looks at this from outside it will be well understood that it was for genuine economic reasons. Since late 2012, Deutsche Bank has lost €443 million euros on hedges that cut its capital requirement for...

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

    The baseline scenario is derived from winter economic forecasts produced by the European Commission and is designed to be a realistic projection for the European economy going forward. Estimated losses are lower than in last crisis, analysts say

  10. 25 banks fail ECB stress check on financial health

    Yet wider economic issues remain for the region, hampering any road to recovery. Twenty-five eurozone banks failed stress tests designed to check their ability to endure another major economic crisis, the European Central Bank announced on Sunday.

  11. Hong Kong warrant market players bullish about 2015

    But a bull market needs more than that – stable or upward-trending economic conditions are key and there are still concerns over global economic recovery. Dealers are predicting up to a 50% spike in business next year