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

    Clearing house operators also weighed in during a panel discussion on the recent calls from both central banks and clearing members that CCPs should put more of their own capital into the default fund to share in the risk of a futures commission...

  2. BoE’s Cunliffe: era of free liquidity is over

    Cunliffe was giving evidence to the House of Lords sub-committee on European Union economic and financial affairs. That was the message Jon Cunliffe, deputy governor for financial stability at the Bank of England (BoE) delivered to a UK House of...

  3. New frontloading flap over €8bn clearing threshold

    Nothing changes for the small group of firms that fall into category one – organisations that are members of a clearing house – but category two, which previously covered all other financial entities, has been split.

  4. BNP Paribas harmonises forex and equities pricing

    This hassle-free process is a big help when doing deals with small European banks and Middle Eastern banks that lack in-house exotic management, he says. It is super easy for us to turn around a new variation of, for example, target forwards, which...

  5. UBS stays firm despite commodities downturn

    UBS wins the commodities house of the year award As a result, UBS has successfully set up several new indexes and strategies on a bespoke execution basis for its clients in Europe and the US, which prefer selective investment in commodities...

  6. Strategic solutions play into Credit Suisse's strengths

    Credit Suisse wins structured funds house award The difference with Credit Suisse is that they start with our needs rather than a product," says Salvatore Cordaro, chief investment officer and founding partner at Tages Capital, an alternative...

  7. HVB wins with placements and self-directed products

    HVB has so far kept the service in-house for its own branch network for reasons of competitive advantage, rather than rolling it out to third-party distributors. This broad universe of products placed through our own captive branch network and...

  8. Industry confronts hard choices in CCP recovery debate

    But few dispute that the failure of a large clearing house would lead to a crisis even bloodier than that of 2008, so any suggestion that CCPs need more resources to withstand a member default should be taken seriously.

  9. The secrets of successful energy trading firms

    Another firm that is known throughout the industry for its world-class training programme is Minnesota-based commodity trading house Cargill. In 2009, under increasing pressure over the compensation paid to Phibro employees after its bailout by the...

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

    Differing present values can cause a range of pricing issues – for instance, making it harder to agree the price of a novation, or to backload a portfolio of trades to a clearing house. But if you add in the chaos that could arise if you had...

  11. LNG market participants shun Japanese forwards

    The total number of counterparties that have signed up is believed to be in the high teens, with Switzerland-based trading house Vitol the only non-Japanese player. During the first eight months of 2014, Japan imported a near-record level of 11.85...