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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Christopher Whittall' s stories

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  • bond argentina

    Yen bonds affect holders of Argentina CDS

    Top News | 22 August 2014

    Holders of Argentina CDS protection are likely to receive significantly lower payouts than they expected after the ISDA Determinations Committee decided to include two yen-denominated bond issues in the list of securities deliverable into the auction.

  • Wrong-way risk

    Derivatives | 17 December 2011

    A supposed cornerstone of sensible risk management is to steer clear of wrong-way risk. Don’t buy French CDS from a French bank, the logic goes, as a France default will likely cripple its banking system, making it unlikely that the dealer will be able to make good on its contract.

  • Bank of England governor and Financial Stability Board Chairman Mark Carney

    Work needed to spot next crisis

    Derivatives | 23 May 2014

    Regulators and the derivatives industry need to redouble efforts on aggregating and analysing swaps data in order to spot future systemic build-ups of risk in derivatives markets, an audience at the Centre for Economic Policy Studies heard in Brussels last week.

  • ECB

    Window-dressing surges ahead of tests

    Top News | 07 February 2014

    Year-end window-dressing went into overdrive last December, with banks dumping billions of euros worth of government bonds ahead of the European Central Bank’s “comprehensive assessment” later this year.

  • Volcker

    Will Volcker hit market-making?

    Top News | 15 October 2011

    Senior US investment bankers have expressed concern that the so-called Volcker rule in its current form will severely inhibit market-making activities, potentially putting US banks at a significant disadvantage against foreign rivals.

  • Will the August meltdown be avoided?

    Derivatives | 18 August 2012

    Traders and analysts are tentatively predicting that 2012 will see an end to what has become a particularly unwelcome annual tradition over the past five years: the August meltdown.

  • Police wait in front of a branch of Barclays

    Were building societies hit by Libor fixing?

    Top News | 07 July 2012

    UK building societies are looking into whether they could have lost out on millions of pounds worth of payments they should have received from interest rate swaps as a result of international banks low-balling Libor quotes.

  • Vultures

    Vultures prepare for Greek battle

    Top News | 17 February 2012

    Greece looks set to face a protracted legal battle with so-called “vulture funds” over large chunks of its foreign-law-governed bonds, regardless of the outcome of the ongoing negotiations to restructure its debt.

  • Greek drachma euro

    Vulture funds prepare to battle Greek default

    Capital City | 16 February 2012

    Greece looks set to face a protracted legal battle with so-called “vulture funds” over large chunks of its foreign law-governed bonds, regardless of the outcome of the ongoing negotiations to restructure its debt. (*Correction appended).

  • Vultures

    Vulture funds hunt Greek blocking stake

    Top News | 26 November 2011

    Distressed debt funds are building up blocks of Greek government bonds with an eye to holding out against, and ultimately profiting from, a restructuring of Greece’s debt.

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