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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

David Wigan' s stories

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  • Call for SEC to relax option listing rules

    Derivatives | 03 June 2016

    US options regulators should relax rules to allow more options to be traded on exchanges, because some underlying stocks are being prejudiced by not having options listed on them, according to a new study.

  • Blockchain technology benefits lauded

    Blockchain will save banks billions, Goldman says

    Derivatives | 03 June 2016

    Blockchain technology could save global financial market participants billions of dollars a year through streamlining of clearing and settlement, according to Goldman Sachs.

  • ECB buying leaves some credit investors cold

    Derivatives | 03 June 2016

    The European Central Bank’s announcement last week that it will start buying European corporate bonds on June 8 had a moderately positive impact on credit markets, with benchmark indexes snapping a three-day losing streak. However, the smart money in credit markets was increasingly allocated to hedging spread-widening, analysts say.

  • Adecco name change sparks ISDA DC query

    Derivatives | 03 June 2016

    An ISDA credit determinations committee has been asked to rule on whether Adecco Group’s decision to change its official location and name amounts to a succession event.

  • ISDA DC asked on Adecco name change

    Derivatives | 02 June 2016

    An ISDA credit determinations committee has been asked to rule on whether Adecco Group’s decision to change its official location and name amounts to a succession event.

  • Pension funds  change strategies

    Pension funds switch to swaps

    Derivatives | 27 May 2016

    Pension funds have moved away from government-bond focused interest rate hedging strategies and towards swaps after the relative return on over-the-counter trades rose compared with their cash counterparts.

  • Banks turn to blockchains to cut margins

    Derivatives | 27 May 2016

    Banks are turning to ’smart contracts’ based on distributed ledger technology to help reduce collateral exposures and close out risk on over-the-counter derivative transactions.

  • LCH.Clearnet logo

    LCH plays catch up on portfolio margining

    Derivatives | 27 May 2016

    Clearinghouse LCH last week launched portfolio margining for interest rate products, enabling clients to offset exchange traded and OTC derivatives for margin purposes.

  • LCH catches up on portfolio margining

    Derivatives | 23 May 2016

    Clearing house LCH has launched portfolio margining for interest rate products, enabling clients to offset exchange traded and over-the-counter derivatives for margin purposes.

  • European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters

    Corporate leverage stokes credit sell-off fears

    Derivatives | 20 May 2016

    A European corporate bond borrowing spree on the back of cheap funding costs has led to increased demand for cross-asset arbitrage, amid concern that spreads at current levels are insufficient to compensate for the risks of excessive leverage.