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  1. Smart beta indexes gain currency with Asian investors

    He adds that demand is especially strong in markets such as Japan where pension funds have tougher challenges as they are highly invested in low yielding fixed income and have an aging population. They need to generate yield and take more risk...

  2. JPX has 'no plans' to list Nikkei 400 futures overseas

    Ahead of the November 25 launch of futures on the JPX Nikkei 400 index, Hiromi Yamaji, president of JPX's Osaka Exchange (OSE) is bullish about closing the gap on CME which he says has made inroads into the Japan equity derivatives market since...

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

    Supervision in four jurisdictions – Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore – was approved late last month. CME's Taylor claims approval for US regime is being unfairly delayed The European Commission’s (EC) refusal to recognise rules for US...

  4. Asia Risk Congress 2014 – photogallery

    Wright used colourful language to highlight the importance of individual qualities in the leaders of the world’s financial institutions, while senior supervisors from the UK, India and Japan described the challenges facing their home markets.

  5. New frontloading flap over €8bn clearing threshold

    We're not just talking about EU clients here; we're talking about the US, Japan, and any number of other jurisdictions. Dealers are urgently seeking changes to the final draft of Europe's proposed clearing mandate for interest rate swaps amid fears...

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

    Based on interviews with a dozen market participants – dealers, lawyers, buy-side firms and industry associations – Risk compiled a list of 10 concerns raised by the proposed US version of the rules, which was published in September, a year after...

  7. Eurex CEO slams European clearing mandate delay

    So far in the developed Asian markets only Japan – which mandated yen clearing in November 2012 – has taken firm steps to force parties to clear. Global nature of OTC derivative markets calls for a synchronised approach

  8. Japan FSA: cross-border recognition process too slow

    Moves by European and US regulators to recognise third-country regulations have been slow and lack transparency and there has been little evidence of the 2013 G-20 commitment to pay deference to home country supervisors actually being implemented...

  9. LNG market participants shun Japanese forwards

    During the first eight months of 2014, Japan imported a near-record level of 11.85 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Japan’s government is keen to see an end to the ‘Asia premium...

  10. New role for Okazawa at BNPP, and other recent job moves

    Prior to joining Principal Global Investors, Lam was most recently with Axa Investment Managers in Hong Kong as head of compliance for Asia and Japan. BNP Paribas has appointed Kyoya Okazawa as head of equity derivatives distribution, global...

  11. Structured credit makes a return as investors seek yield

    The impact of this macro-environment was felt most keenly in the credit markets: a number of houses reported significant jumps in their credit derivatives businesses, particularly in the yield-hungry north Asia markets of Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

  12. Japan trust business helps BNY Mellon to Asia award

    Japan has been an area of growth and opportunity over the past 12 months. We've seen more unique structures coming out of Japan than elsewhere [in the region], and this may be because of the size of the economy," says Dominick Falco, head of global...

  13. Deadline looms for Isda group on resolution protocol

    Compliance is ostensibly voluntary but the six G-Sib regulators – in France, Germany, Japan, the UK and US – have made it clear the largest swap dealers must sign up to the protocol. A little over a week after this article is published, over-the...

  14. Marin Software Adds Support for Russia's Largest Search Engine

    This is another win for global advertising support for the platform, as Yandex joins the list of already supported engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo Japan, and Baidu. Advertising platform Marin Software announced support for Yandex - Russia's...