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  1. 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...

  2. Poor liquidity stalls long-dated Thai derivatives market

    We think this helps develop the market even further by introducing another option for investors to manage their Thai government bond portfolio. Everyone wants to have a CSA in place to reduce counterparty risk," says an investment manager of one...

  3. Netting problems will restrict pension funds, FCMs warn

    The margin consumed by a portfolio depends entirely on the risk it represents, but could be anywhere from 1% to 4% of a cleared portfolio's notional value. Even if the fund has credible ratings, and the manager has a big relationship with the bank...

  4. Strategic solutions play into Credit Suisse's strengths

    We created the leverage by providing a loan collateralised by the portfolio of hedge funds they invested in. Credit Suisse beat stiff competition to win a mandate to develop a long-only strategy delivered through Credit Suisse Private Banking a...

  5. Ossiam rewarded for innovation in strategies

    In fixed income, Ossiam blazed a trail this year in the development of a smart beta strategy for corporate bonds, using Moody's Analytics' Expected Default Frequency measure to determine credit quality and create a liquid portfolio.

  6. Industry confronts hard choices in CCP recovery debate

    Obviously, you would then need some additional funds to move the defaulter's portfolio, but that should be provided for via initial margin. As an additional benefit, proponents argue, dealers that know they are likely to face a sizeable haircut are...

  7. Conflict of interest: banks call for unity on Eonia

    Ido de Geus, head of treasury and client portfolio management at Dutch asset manager PGGM in Zeist, near Utrecht, says the firm contacted all of its dealer counterparties in September, as its swaps were in-the-money.

  8. People: TD Bank bags Scotia Capital structuring team

    Previously, he was a senior portfolio manager and derivatives trader, and worked in client advisory at the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in Beijing and Hong Kong. Boyle was promoted to head of equity derivatives in July after Simon Yates...

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

    Axa Investment Managers has hired Honyu Fung as senior portfolio manager and Jason Pang as portfolio manager within its Asian fixed income team. Pang has also worked within the wealth management distribution team at UBS Global Asset Management in...

  10. Industry picks holes in BCR proposals

    Eiopa’s insurance and reinsurance stakeholders group blasts the valuation approach as having “essentially no link to the asset portfolio” of insurers and argues that it “will not correctly reflect the long-term nature of the insurer’s business”.

  11. Listed single-manager hedge fund performance offers solace

    Given that Calpers final allocation to hedge funds was only 1–2%, research provider Markov Processes International looked at the relationship between scale, selection and impact on the portfolio risk and return profile that hedge funds can have at...

  12. Inside the SES New York 2013 Expo Hall: Networking, Pinball & Swag

    Then they set goals and measure progress for each individualized portfolio.iCrossing is a world class digital marketing agency,” said media manager Chris Greene on the first day of SES New York. At SES New York, networking was a major priority for...