CFOs will have to re-evaluate their hedge accounting strategies to mitigate a new wave of exposure challenges caused by volatile energy and equity markets. This white paper reviews forthcoming changes to the current system of hedge accounting.
What value can be placed on accurate storage levels for natural gas analysts and traders? This white paper reviews recent activity and looks at new methods of analysis – which, in turn, can deliver a new competitive advantage and lower risks for investors in this field.
In 2012 Russian gas export to Europe dropped. Russia lost market share in Europe to its closest competitor Norway. This year Russia is gaining its market position back. This white paper considers what implications this will have on pricing and the effects for investors in this area.
This white paper looks at recent events affecting Australia’s banking sector. These include the legal risks associated with debt issuance programmes should a European Union member exit the Union, plus reforms to the Privacy Act 1988 in relation to banking and swap developments.
Litigation that has been generated from LIBOR manipulation has seen a large number of interest rate swap (IRS) mis-selling claimants amend their pleas. This white paper reviews such cases and their outcomes.
Margin lending has given individuals and corporate borrowers the opportunity to finance investments with the use of asset backed portfolios. This white paper analyses the structure of margin lending and its various risks.
Under consideration in this white paper is the redress scheme announced by the FSA in relation to interest rate hedging products, including who can claim redress as a ‘non-sophisticated’ customer.
An investigation by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has determined that 90% of interest rate hedging products such as swaps did not comply with regulatory requirements. This white paper reviews the Green & Rowley v RBS judgment and how it will impact financial institutions in the future.
This white paper reviews Law 282-FZ that was recently passed by the Russian State Duma. It introduces important amendments to key laws on the securities market, joint stock companies, banks and banking activity.
The new European Regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps is intended to create an EU common regulatory framework for dealing with short selling issues. Macfarlanes looks in detail at how the regulation will work in practice.