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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. US airline wins Dodd-Frank real-time reporting delay

    The harm arose because Southwest's dealers might not have sufficient time to lay off their risk before the initial hedging transaction is revealed, Monroe said. We applaud the CFTC's action today that recognises the importance of managing risk...

  3. Softer NSFR may not save repo, banks warn

    The net stable funding ratio (NSFR) – the second of Basel III's two new liquidity ratios – tries to make banks more resistant to liquidity risk by pushing them away from short-term wholesale funding. Speaking at a Risk conference in Stockholm in...

  4. Buy side attacks Isda early termination protocol

    The protocol does contain certain restrictions on creditor contractual rights in certain circumstances, to reduce the risk that a firm is too big to fail and to provide a window to seek resolution of the troubled firm's situation.

  5. SEC gives green light to Eaton Vance’s active ETMFs

    US SEC exempts exchange-traded managed funds from disclosure protocols The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to grant investment manager Eaton Vance a set of exemptions allowing it to launch a series of exchange-traded managed funds...

  6. Hedge funds ‘cannot be too paranoid' on reputational risk

    Lawyer advises counter-strike against dirty tricks campaigns 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.

  7. Beneficial ownership of assets under scrutiny in divorce

    Disclosure orders lift corporate veil against third-party businesses The titanic struggle between Sir Christopher Hohn and his former wife which played out in the Family Division of the High Court and across the media in the summer was a stark...

  8. Looking back: El Niño boosts weather derivatives

    George Carrick, head of structured products trading at Kansas-based Koch Industries, says a large number of enquiries are coming from US fuel oil and propane distributors wanting to hedge the risk of a warm winter reducing demand for their products.

  9. Smart beta indexes gain currency with Asian investors

    However, a focus on economic fundamentals and the risk factor the index is designed to capture is a more robust approach. Charles Firth, Credit Suisse, pictured at Asia Risk Congress 2014 It also has a suite of QIS products in index format that...

  10. Liquidity concerns still haunt Ficc

    Market participants are growing increasingly concerned about liquidity conditions in fixed-income, currencies and commodities (Ficc), with US Treasuries and corporate bonds seen as most at risk, as regulatory changes have squeezed banks' market...