Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Helen Bartholomew' s stories

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  • CFTC logo

    SEFs gear up for brave new world

    Top News | 24 March 2017

    Swap execution facilities are facing a new regime that some believe could make or break the platforms after acting CFTC chairman Christopher Giancarlo vowed to fix flawed swaps rules and allow market participants to choose the manner of execution best suited to their swaps trading.

  • EuroStoxx logo

    VStoxx shrugs off election risk

    Top News | 24 March 2017

    Europe’s VStoxx volatility index continued to trade at a historically tight spread over the US VIX last week, shrugging off French election risk even as global volatility measures jumped off record lows.

  • DERIVATIVES-LCH kick-starts client CDS clearing with Amundi

    Ticker | 22 March 2017

    Amundi has become the first European buyside client to begin clearing credit default swaps through CDSClear, LCH’s Paris-based clearinghouse.

  • An aerial view of a shale oil drilling rig in the Patagonian province of Neuquen

    Deal-contingent hedges make commodity shift

    Top News | 17 March 2017

    Private equity firms involved in the acquisition of oil and gas assets are starting to add deal-contingent hedges that provide certainty over their required equity contributions by locking in oil prices through the sign-to-close period.

  • ETFs gear up for long/short twist

    People & Markets | 17 March 2017

    Passive investments are set to encroach further onto the turf of active managers as exchange traded fund issuers mull the development of new products that take long and short positions.

  • Brothers Cameron (L) and Tyler Winklevoss talk to each other as they attend a New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) virtual currency hearing in the Manhattan borough of New York January 28, 2014.

    SEC blocks Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF

    Top News | 17 March 2017

    US regulators dashed Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss’s bitcoin ambitions after rejecting their application to list an exchange-traded fund linked to the digital currency.

  • MiFID unbundling drives buyside scramble

    People & Markets | 17 March 2017

    Buyside firms are scrambling to comply with new rules that require trading and research fees to be unbundled, after the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority issued a scathing assessment of current processes.

  • DERIVATIVES-FSB consults on swap-identifier governance

    Ticker | 13 March 2017

    The Financial Stability Board has proposed a new framework for the governance of unique transaction identifiers that are used for reporting over-the-counter swaps to trade repositories.

  • Eurex-listed equity swaps get US approval

    Ticker | 13 March 2017

    The CFTC has given the green light for US investors to trade Total Return Futures linked to the EuroStoxx 50 - a move that could prove pivotal in building liquidity and cementing the Eurex-listed contracts as a viable alternative to over-the-counter equity swaps.

  • Brokers are working on computers

    Quants to dominate hedge fund growth

    Top News | 10 March 2017

    Investors plan to increase hedge fund allocations in the coming year, although a growing portion of assets is being earmarked for rules-based quantitative strategies, according to a survey of 460 buyside firms.