I joined IFR as reporter from Risk magazine at the beginning of 2011, covering derivatives across all asset classes. This has resulted in scoops on a wide range of subjects such as CDS, Basel capital rules and fallout from the Eurozone crisis. In my two and a half years at Risk I wrote a series of cover stories, most notably on dealers over-hauling valuation of derivatives portfolios.
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There was a time when “structured” was a dirty word in finance, conjuring up images of CDO squared, leveraged super senior tranches and other nefarious inventions of the boom years. But six years and a serious makeover later, structured solutions are once again at the heart of investment banks’ sales and trading efforts, albeit in a very different guise.
The IntercontinentalExchange will begin clearing Western European sovereign credit default swaps later this month after receiving the green light from regulators.
Bob Pickel will step down from his role as chief executive of ISDA later this year after 17 years at the derivatives industry body. Pickel will stay at the group during a transition phase as the ISDA board seeks to appoint his successor. A lawyer by trade, Pickel served two stints as ISDA CEO from 2001 to 2009 and again from 2011 until now. In his later years at the helm, Pickel has helped spearhead the industry res
- ICE to clear European sovereign CDS
- Fears raised over concentrating risk
- BaFin gives Eurex clearing approval
- Banks won’t shoulder FTT costs, end-users warn
- Calls for 'fat finger' derivatives safeguards
- Cumulative impact of swaps reforms 'scary'
- Dealers drop universal banking model