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Sunday, 17 December 2017

David Wigan' s stories

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  • Ethereum logo

    Smart contract doubts rise on DAO hack

    Derivatives | 24 June 2016

    The Ethereum distributed ledger platform was under pressure last week after hackers penetrated its most valuable smart contract and stole around US$50m in virtual currency.

  • UK swap spreads show fiscal concern

    Derivatives | 24 June 2016

    UK interest rates swap spreads held steady on Friday, while their German counterparts widened, as a flight to quality in Gilts was offset by rising concern that an economic slowdown will lead to a leap in government borrowing.

  • Regional banks back Mifid compliance service

    Derivatives | 21 June 2016

    A group of seven regional banks has come together to develop shared services for front office compliance with Mifid II requirements for over-the-counter derivatives.

  • Ethereum under pressure after hackers steal US$50m

    Derivatives | 20 June 2016

    The Ethereum distributed ledger platform was under pressure on Monday after hackers penetrated its most valuable smart contract and stole around US$50m in virtual currency.

  • LCH.Clearnet logo

    False start for buyside repo clearing

    Derivatives | 17 June 2016

    Long-running plans to launch repo clearing for buyside investors appear to have stalled, as clearinghouses struggle to find solutions acceptable to both their members and their clients.

  • Last-ditch attempt to save IMA-CVA

    Derivatives | 17 June 2016

    Large derivative users are set to make a last-ditch attempt to block a Basel Committee decision to ban use of internal models for calculation of CVA capital in respect of large derivative counterparties.

  • Investors pile into rate hedges on Brexit

    Derivatives | 17 June 2016

    Rising demand for interest rate options late last week suggested investors were hedging their bets ahead of the forthcoming vote on whether the UK will remain a member of the European Union.

  • Plaque of the Deutsche Boerse AG

    Europe needs DB/LSE merger, says Kengeter

    Derivatives | 10 June 2016

    The proposed US$30bn merger between Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange will help the European financial services industry to remain competitive against the US and Asia, according to the head of the German exchange operator. 

  • Frankfurt

    Europe needs Deutsche Boerse/LSE merger, says Kengeter

    Ticker | 08 June 2016

    The proposed US$30bn merger between Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange will help the European financial services industry to remain competitive against the US and Asia, according to the head of the German exchange operator. 

  • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group logo

    Commonwealth banks' repo madness

    Top News | 03 June 2016

    A number of Canadian and Australian banks are staking claims for leading positions in repo markets, taking advantage of a migration away from the business by global banks to grab market share.