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U.S. Corporate Credit Risk Index Climbs as Debt Downgrade Looms  

July 27, 2011

The cost to protect the debt of U.S. companies from losses jumped to the highest in more than a week as concerns grew that the political battle over the federal debt limit would cost the nation its top-level credit rating.


Morgan Stanley Seeks Fixed-Income Rebound After Target Miss  

July 19, 2011
Morgan Stanley, which last year missed an internal trading-revenue target by more than 40 percent, is under pressure to show improvement after a two-year effort to turn around the firm’s fixed-income trading business.

Understanding exposure to counterparty risk is crucial  

July 8, 2011

RISK is an acceptable, even a welcomed part of trading. Every trade comes with some risk attached; it’s just a case of knowing what the potential problems are and being comfortable with them.


Bank Regulators Issue Guidance on Counterparty Credit Risk Management  

July 6, 2011

The federal bank and thrift regulators have published guidance on how financial institutions should manage the risk that arises from the possibility that a counterparty in a transaction could default or that a counterparty's creditworthiness could decline before the transaction settles.



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