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  1. Softer NSFR may not save repo, banks warn

    While banks are still analysing the impact, one European and one UK bank say the final NSFR is likely to be a net positive from a firm-wide perspective. Final rule slashes funding requirement for reverse repo, but applies it more widely

  2. Custody Risk European Awards 2014 winners announced

    Custodian of the Year: UK & IrelandWinner: HSBC Securities ServicesShortlistBNY MellonHSBC Securities Services Industry achievements over past year rewarded The winners of the Custody Risk European Awards 2014 were unveiled at an awards ceremony in...

  3. Smart beta indexes gain currency with Asian investors

    The UK bank has also created a product that provides exposure to the classic merger arbitrage trading strategy in order to attract money that has traditionally been allocated to hedge funds. Despite some high-profile failures banks and index...

  4. Liquidity concerns still haunt Ficc

    As Shafik noted earlier in her speech, the top six dealers account for more than 60% of the UK interdealer market. Market participants increasingly fear liquidity drought Market participants are growing increasingly concerned about liquidity...

  5. Nigel Wilson: industry must take lead in shaping new products

    He pointed to the success of pensions auto-enrolment in the UK as an example where soft compulsion had worked to boost individuals' personal savings, citing the 90% opt-in rate for the scheme. Legal 4 billion in infrastructure to date and has...

  6. 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...

  7. 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.

  8. Moody's sees $14.5bn FX fines for top banks

    Meanwhile, JP Morgan has notified the Securities and Exchange Commission it is under criminal investigation by the US Department of Justice, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the UK Financial Conduct Authority, with the regulators...

  9. Financial crime body tightens rules on company ownership

    David Brain, a partner at UK consultancy Bovill who specialises in financial crime prevention, says that while some countries already have sufficient regulations in place, others – notably the US – will find the new guidance particularly helpful...

  10. UKSPA launches structured product classification system

    The UK Structured Products Association (UKSPA) has introduced a standardised system of product codes to help identify product structures. We're trying to help the adviser community become better educated, as many issuers use different terms to...

  11. BAML increases inflation market share

    Some banks are trying to put a UK gilt into these deals, whereas we are trying to keep the product completely clean in terms of the risk," says Jung. Bank of America wins inflation house of the year award

  12. Strategic solutions play into Credit Suisse's strengths

    Credit Suisse beat stiff competition to win a mandate to develop a long-only strategy delivered through Credit Suisse Private Banking a period of subdued volatility, a UK-based family office was looking to increase the expected return from a hedge...