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 research was produced as part of "The Benefits of Volatility Derivatives in Equity Portfolio Management" strategic research project at EDHEC-Risk Institute, in partnership with Eurex.
Increased fear of counterparty default is pushing many institutions to seek reliable clearing solutions. Now, for the first time, the US buy-side can access LCH.Clearnet’s SwapClear via a futures commission merchant model. Floyd Converse, head of SwapClear US sales and marketing, explains the…
Regional markets are changing faster than ever, and investors outside the region are looking to repatriate funds amid growing inflation concerns and profit taking. Société Générale explains why it is dedicated to thought leadership through research and strategy, as investors find it difficult to…
As an inherently volatile industry, shipping is characterised by a high risk-high return profile, making its rates and prices difficult to forecast, and as a consequence business projects less accurately budgeted. The identification and management of any such business risks is imperative.
Standard Chartered delivered an impressive set of results for 2009 even as its competitors across the world continued to suffer the fallout of the financial crisis. Group head of financial markets, Lenny Feder, talks about the successes of the year and the outlook for the UK bank.
Santander is the largest financial franchise in Latin America, but that does not prevent it from acting with agility and foresight.