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  1. 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.

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

    Gary Brackenridge, London-based head of hedge funds at software provider Linedata, says: "The €1 million question is whether hedge funds will step into [this space]. Funds with multi-asset strategies will not be able to originate loans under the...

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

    I have visited investors in the US, London, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, who assured me they want to trade futures on the JPX Nikkei 400. Off the back of Abenomics US-based investors that didn't invest in Japan for 20 years have been attracted to CME's...

  4. Risk premium strategies favoured over beta commodity indexes

    However, the trend was short-lived, as commodities slumped throughout the summer, now showing negative returns for the year, with the S the country that usually drives commodity prices, according to Kevin Norrish, London-based head of commodity...

  5. Dealers fret over NSFR impact on equities

    It is a one-year stress effect," says a London-based liquidity source at a UK bank. Basel Committee ignores calls to protect market in new funding rules Banks fear that a number of standard equity markets practices – ranging from futures hedging to...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. BAML increases inflation market share

    Our strength this year has been in inflation markets throughout the globe," says says David Slater, global head of inflation trading at BAML in London. We have been working a lot on risk participation and seeking investors that we can partner with...

  9. UBS stays firm despite commodities downturn

    Investors have moved sharply away from broad-based strategies, particularly as correlation between individual commodities has fallen drastically in recent years, says Shane Edwards, global head of structuring at UBS in London.

  10. Strategic solutions play into Credit Suisse's strengths

    We have been in the business for some time and have built up a track record of providing customised solutions, and we tend to be more involved at that end of the spectrum rather than the pure flow business," says Cameron Hedger, a managing...

  11. Morgan Stanley's delivers 'turn of the month' triumph

    We were traditionally a notes-based distribution business in the UK and that's still core to what we do," says Marc Chamberlain, executive director in structured products at Morgan Stanley in London. The ETF aims to predict when these positive days...

  12. Commerzbank draws on bespoke and high volume issuance

    Drawing on a combination of bespoke products in London and high-volume issuance out of Frankfurt, Commerzbank was all things to all people in the Nordic region over the past year. The bank's commitment to the best delivery terms and investment in...

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

    We can't understand why regulators would want it this way," says one London-based dealer. If, for example, one of these is based in London, is that entity ruled by European authorities? We need a solution where everyone can use the same model or...