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  1. Bloomberg and UBS clash over Sef aggregation

    Critics of name give-up claim it is being used by the brokers to discourage buy-siders from joining the brokers' Clobs, and preserving the traditional split in over-the-counter markets between interdealer and dealer-to-client markets - clients say...

  2. Bing Adds Auction Insights to Web Interface

    The feature is now available on the Campaigns page for marketers in the U.S.with global markets soon to follow. Bing's Auction Insights, the process that determines which ads are shown and where every time a user does a search on the Yahoo Bing...

  3. Softer NSFR may not save repo, banks warn

    The NSFR is not the only pressure on banks' repo businesses – in March, foreign banks with a US presence said they would retreat from the repo markets as a result of rules requiring them to hold capital and liquidity locally.

  4. Custody Risk European Awards 2014 winners announced

    Transition Management Provider of the YearWinner: Citigroup Global MarketsShortlistCitigroup Global Markets State Street Industry achievements over past year rewarded The winners of the Custody Risk European Awards 2014 were unveiled at an awards...

  5. Looking back: El Niño boosts weather derivatives

    El Niño has done for weather derivatives what the Gulf War did for oil markets – it's woken people up to weather risk and the need to manage it," says Carrick. December 1997 saw one of many false starts for weather derivatives

  6. Smart beta indexes gain currency with Asian investors

    Spear is a good example of this; it has been particularly valuable for investors looking to hedge their Asian portfolio who were seeking an alternative from put options which have challenging liquidity in certain Asian markets or the Vix which...

  7. Liquidity concerns still haunt Ficc

    There has been a step change in liquidity in the markets," says the head of forex at one US bank. The concerns were highlighted by Minouche Shafik, deputy governor of the Bank of England, and chair of the Fair and Effective Markets Review (FEMR...

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

    CME has increased its share of the Nikkei equity derivative markets from 6% to 10% in the year to date, an increase which has come at the expense of SGX with the Japan exchange maintaining a 68% chunk of the market, according to OSE figures.

  9. Risk premium strategies favoured over beta commodity indexes

    To get returns out of these markets, you need to adopt much more sophisticated strategies and approaches, and that’s much more than just simply modifying your beta approach,” says Norrish. These strategies look at recent trends in markets and on...

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

    The decision means at least 11 clearing houses in those jurisdictions can apply for full qualifying CCP (QCCP) status with the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) – keeping capital requirements down for their members – and US CCPs...

  11. Dealers fret over NSFR impact on equities

    Following the release of the proposed NSFR in January, industry groups, led by the Global Financial Markets Association and the Institute for International Finance, had pushed back on the treatment of stock-borrow transactions, which were classed...

  12. 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.

  13. Poor liquidity stalls long-dated Thai derivatives market

    If you look at the Korean market, for instance, it is eight or nine times bigger than Thailand and it is also more liquid," says Guil Silva, Bangkok-based head of markets at HSBC Thailand. Thai markets had a tumultuous six months in the first half...