Santander is the largest financial franchise in Latin America, but that does not prevent it from acting with agility and foresight.
Russia was hit hard by the financial crisis, but market participants say there is plenty to be optimistic about in 2010. At a roundtable discussion in December, industry experts discussed Russia’s economy, the development of market infrastructure and the growth of the derivatives sector.
It has been a roller-coaster ride of a year for inflation-linked products – thanks to the global economic problems that everybody has been encountering, the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the use of quantitative easing by central banks – in their efforts to combat inflation and deflation.
Standard Bank quantitative analyst Roelof Sheppard shows how absolute and proportional dividend payments give rise to arbitrage constraints on the implied volatility surface.
Launched in 1991, Sunrise Brokers is a dominant force in the derivatives space.
On 30 July 2009, in response to the industry commitment on 17 February to introduce central counterparty in over-the-counter (OTC) credit default swaps (CDS) in Europe by the end of July 2009, Eurex Credit Clear successfully started CDS clearing.
The current economic meltdown in the US and European markets will force Islamic finance players to review and redefine their focus on how to survive in a highly turbulent market place. This white paper discusses what this might mean for the technology which supports them.