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  1. Softer NSFR may not save repo, banks warn

    We're still running our internal numbers and back-testing individual businesses, but it's still not clear to us how economical those businesses will be, even with the new, lower funding requirements," says a regulatory specialist at one European...

  2. Buy side attacks Isda early termination protocol

    The whole thing is bizarre," says Lauri Goodwyn, counsel in the corporate finance group at Seward if a US bank is taken into resolution proceedings, its European or Asian clients and counterparties would be free to cut and run.

  3. Liquidity concerns still haunt Ficc

    Other regulations to have added to the fears include Basel III and the Volcker rule, as well as European initiatives. Market participants increasingly fear liquidity drought Market participants are growing increasingly concerned about liquidity...

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

    The European Commission’s (EC) refusal to recognise rules for US central counterparties (CCPs) as equivalent to those in the EU is putting market stability at risk. The European version of Basel III allows banks to apply a rock-bottom 2% risk...

  5. 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...

  6. Dealers fret over NSFR impact on equities

    In future, this will be mitigated by initial margin, argues the European bank's regulatory expert, but he fears regulators are deliberately ignoring that fact and says the resulting funding requirement could be heavy.

  7. 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. The European process is not pretty. He also criticised the European regulatory process, saying it was currently too difficult to fix...

  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. BNP Paribas harmonises forex and equities pricing

    One notable deal involved a European retail bank looking to market €10 million notional of complex, capital-protected fixed-income-related securities for six-year term. This hassle-free process is a big help when doing deals with small European...

  10. UBS stays firm despite commodities downturn

    New guidelines from the European Securities and Markets Authority that came into effect in February 2014 restrict how commodity fund managers manage their investment portfolio. In 2014, UBS has focused on providing yield-enhancement strategies...

  11. Strategic solutions play into Credit Suisse's strengths

    One example of the bank's focus on bespoke tailoring was a customised investment strategy developed for a European insurance company seeking a systematic investment strategy in fund format with a specific return target that also needed to comply...

  12. The best way to manage individual CPPI, from Deutsche AWM

    So far, European insurers have tended to take the pre-packaged rather than the fully individualised approach. While European insurers are so far opting to use DB My Life to offer prepackaged products, Australia's BT Financial Group is proving the...

  13. Ossiam rewarded for innovation in strategies

    The Ossiam US Minimum Variance NR Ucits ETF 1 C (USD and EUR), which was launched on European exchanges in 2011, is its largest in terms of AUM, with a total of $748 million as of August 31, compared with $406 million a year previously.

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

    The regulator is widely regarded as one of the strictest in the European Union when it comes to structured products. The provider regards its introduction of the ‘step-up' payout in the Belgian market as a game-changer this year.