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  1. Smart beta indexes gain currency with Asian investors

    He adds that Barclays is in advanced stage talks with clients in Europe, the US and Australia. Despite some high-profile failures banks and index providers are bullish It isn't an overstatement to say that the universe of indexes has exploded in...

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

    I think that is entirely appropriate in the regime we have now where we are not mutualised central counterparties, that we do provide some protection in the risk waterfall, though we can debate about how much protection," said Paul Swann...

  3. Sef execution of package trades to be postponed

    In a press conference after his speech, Massad deflected a question from Risk.net about whether footnote 513 of the cross-border guidance could be stripped from the extraterritoriality rules on the basis of industry comments, given that European...

  4. Dealers fret over NSFR impact on equities

    That tees up a scrap in Europe, according to regulatory specialists, where politicians will have to approve a local version of the regime and may ride to the market's defence. Basel Committee ignores calls to protect market in new funding rules

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

    I think we need quicker, better mechanisms in Europe to be able to spot where there are problems and fix them. Rather than the capital, liquidity and leverage rules promulgated by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, he pointed to rules...

  6. UKSPA launches structured product classification system

    The UKSPA] is following the European lead, but Europe has a lot more structured products than the UK. Four-digit codes allow investors to compare structures The UK Structured Products Association (UKSPA) has introduced a standardised system of...

  7. New frontloading flap over €8bn clearing threshold

    The logistical problems are severe, says Phil Lloyd, head of regulatory impact for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Royal Bank of Scotland: "You'd have to know on a Monday whether you're in scope based on a data analysis that would have been...

  8. Insurers slowly getting to grips with central clearing

    The new regime is brought into effect by parts of the Dodd-Frank legislation in the US and by the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir) in Europe, and promises a fundamental readjustment of practice in the area of collateral management.

  9. UBS offers bankruptcy remoteness and white-labelling twist

    This is a venue that allows expanded trading hours - of 8am to 10pm - with mini-futures, as well as call and put warrants for the leveraged segment," says Patrick Grob, London-based head of equity derivatives sales for Europe, the Middle East and...

  10. BNP Paribas harmonises forex and equities pricing

    If I want to do an equities trade, I can see my equities pricer; if I want to do a forex swap to hedge the foreign exchange off the back of that equities trade, I can do that at the same time," says Joe Nash, head of foreign exchange structuring...

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

    Index provider wins the 2014 award for index innovation in Europe Giulio Alfinito, Deutsche Bank's head of investor equity products for Europe, says he appreciates Stoxx for its user-friendly development of existing themes.

  12. UBS stays firm despite commodities downturn

    As a result, UBS has successfully set up several new indexes and strategies on a bespoke execution basis for its clients in Europe and the US, which prefer selective investment in commodities - assets under management (AUM) on this platform has...