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  1. Softer NSFR may not save repo, banks warn

    While banks are still analysing the impact, one European and one UK bank say the final NSFR is likely to be a net positive from a firm-wide perspective. Final rule slashes funding requirement for reverse repo, but applies it more widely

  2. Buy side attacks Isda early termination protocol

    Michael O'Brien, global head of trading at Eaton Vance in Boston, says Isda did not invite his firm to join the working group or seek his view on the matter. The average buy-side firm was completely unaware any of this was going on," says a hedge...

  3. Hedge funds ‘cannot be too paranoid' on reputational risk

    Jenny Afia is a partner at London-based law firm Schillings. As every hedge fund manager knows, where there's money there's malevolence, and with intangible assets accounting for ever more of a company's worth, reputation is where the money is.

  4. Beneficial ownership of assets under scrutiny in divorce

    David Greer is legal director at London law firm Schillings Family. Disclosure orders lift corporate veil against third-party businesses The titanic struggle between Sir Christopher Hohn and his former wife which played out in the Family Division...

  5. FSB delays designation of systemic reinsurers

    The current IAIS assessment methodology gauges a firm's systemic riskiness using five factors: size, interconnectedness, non-traditional non-insurance activities, substitutability and global activity.

  6. Financial crime body tightens rules on company ownership

    These topics are of growing concern and importance for governments which were struggling with specific ways to ensure their national and local anti-money laundering regulatory frameworks meet the 2012 FATF recommendations," says Micah Willbrand...

  7. New frontloading flap over €8bn clearing threshold

    Membership of the new category two will be determined by whether a firm - which must also be deemed a financial counterparty or a larger alternative investment fund - has an aggregate month-end average notional amount of non-centrally cleared...

  8. Netting problems will restrict pension funds, FCMs warn

    That was the last time I had anyone ask me about it," says a lawyer at one US buy-side firm. Prior to that, FCMs were denying clearing on swaps to pension plans because they would not want to put themselves in a position where they could not close...

  9. UBS stays firm despite commodities downturn

    UBS wins the commodities house of the year award In 2014, UBS has focused on providing yield-enhancement strategies based around individual commodities or commodity sectors that will thrive in difficult market conditions, helping its investors...

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

    The firm has 50 mutual funds with diverse asset classes and strategies across 17 third-party fund managers. By combining the best ideas and experience from across the bank, our team was able to create a fully customisable, open architecture...