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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Christopher Whittall' s stories

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  • Equities feel the heat

    Derivatives | 06 June 2014

    As regulatory headwinds and rock bottom interest rates continue to erode banks’ fixed income revenues, major dealers are turning their attention to the impact of financial reforms on the one bright spot in their markets’ businesses of late: equities sales and trading.

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    Credit steams on after ECB boost

    Derivatives | 06 June 2014

    European credit spreads will fall to their lowest levels since 2007 by year-end, market strategists say, after the European Central Bank delivered a raft of new policies aimed at easing lending conditions in the eurozone last week.

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    Greek CDS makes unlikely comeback

    Top News | 30 May 2014

    Two years on from provoking uproar in the midst of the largest sovereign debt restructuring in history, credit default swaps referencing Greek bonds are once again changing hands in what amounts to a remarkable comeback for the much-maligned instrument.

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    Derivatives costs stack up

    Derivatives | 30 May 2014

    Costs associated with running derivatives businesses continue to mount, as the industry gets to grips with the latest addition to the alphabet soup of charges associated with swaps portfolios – Additional Valuation Adjustments, or AVA.

  • Futures battle hots up as Eurex expands

    Derivatives | 30 May 2014

    Eurex is significantly broadening its universe of exchange-traded derivatives as competition in the European listed swaps space hots up.

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    DERIVATIVES: Futures battle hots up as Eurex expands

    Capital City | 27 May 2014

    Eurex is significantly broadening its universe of exchange-traded derivatives as competition in the European listed swaps space hots up.

  • DERIVATIVES: LCH.Clearnet SA receives EMIR approval

    Ticker | 27 May 2014

    French regulators have authorised LCH.Clearnet SA under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation, making it the third central counterparty to receive regulatory approval to clear over-the-counter derivatives contracts.

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    Russian sanctions to test derivatives market

    Top News | 23 May 2014

    Finance lawyers are scrambling to establish the potential impact of further US and EU sanctions in response to the Ukraine crisis, as concern mounts that derivatives trades involving Russian firms would be thrown into disarray.

  • Pension funds begin clearing swaps

    Derivatives | 23 May 2014

    European pension funds have begun clearing over-the-counter derivatives despite being exempt from the regulatory mandate for years to come.

  • RBS adds to OTC clearing exodus

    Derivatives | 23 May 2014

    Rising costs associated with the provision of over-the-counter swap clearing services have claimed another victim.