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  1. Bloomberg and UBS clash over Sef aggregation

    Tensions between the two firms first became public in June this year, when Paul Hamill, head of execution services at UBS in New York told Risk.net that Bloomberg had configured its platform so "it is still not possible for a client to choose the...

  2. 'Unnecessary' Irish SME lending constraints hit hedge funds

    Those hedge funds most suited to plug the gap in SME lending – such as distressed credit funds and global multi-strategy funds with the infrastructure to originate loans – would be unable to meet the Irish regulator's requirements.

  3. 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.

  4. BAML increases inflation market share

    We can do total return swaps individually and in baskets, and we get involved in corporate infrastructure, where we can provide innovative solutions. Bank of America wins inflation house of the year award

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

    The Global Broad Infrastructure Index, for instance, seeks to provide a vehicle for investing in infrastructure despite the usual barriers to entry. You must do lots of due diligence and your risks are fairly concentrated because infrastructure...

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

    But managing such individualised CPPI (iCPPI) products requires a sophisticated IT infrastructure. Deutsche AWM wins the bank technology innovation award Individuals wanting to make the best of their retirement savings are increasingly looking for...

  7. HVB wins with placements and self-directed products

    To ensure compliance, HVB has invested heavily in its IT infrastructure, with a fully automated issuance process that serves a variety of investor groups according to their needs, whether they are conservative, heavily advised private investors or...

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

    An NFC-plus is defined in the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir) as a non-financial company that breaches a threshold notional level of derivatives used for reasons other than hedging. Rules requiring margin to be exchanged on non...

  9. AIFMD: hedge funds reported to be struggling with reporting

    Jeff Rhodenizer, project office manager at Canada-based Admiral Administration, says: "The operational infrastructure required to meet the AIFMD requirements is vast and may prove difficult or even impossible for emerging managers.

  10. Industry confronts hard choices in CCP recovery debate

    That has been acknowledged in both the US and European versions of Basel III, and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir). It is often said that learning to recover from mistakes is more important than trying not to make any at all...

  11. The secrets of successful energy trading firms

    Phibro has had the best of both worlds, bringing together a well-maintained physical trading infrastructure and bank traders that were used to innovative financial products, according to Shannon Burchett, chief executive of Dallas-based...

  12. Securing exits and vital targets key to cyber defence

    Ghose explained that risk officers must have a baseline understanding of their company's electronic infrastructure, while keeping the CISO on speed dial for daily updates on server activity to detect disruptions to the system.

  13. Eurex CEO slams European clearing mandate delay

    It is unfortunate that the clearing obligations under Emir [European Market Infrastructure Regulation] are being implemented with considerable delay if I compare it to the timeline in the US. Global nature of OTC derivative markets calls for a...