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German banks' capital shortfall declined to 14 bln eur  

May 31, 2013

Germany's financial regulator BaFin on Tuesday said major lenders in Europe's largest economy need an extra 14 billion euros ($18.1 billion) in capital to fulfil stricter bank safety rules.


E-Trading of OTC Derivatives: The Impossible Just Became Possible  

May 31, 2013

The electronification of the over-the-counter derivatives market is happening much more quickly than anyone would have guessed.


Risky derivatives make return for returns' sake  

May 31, 2013

Investors facing record low bond yields are increasingly chasing higher returns via complex derivatives, the instruments at the root of...


Nasdaq Green Light for Europe Derivatives Market  

May 30, 2013

Nasdaq OMX (NDAQ) will launch its London-based derivatives market at the end of this week, two months after it had initially expected to go live.


JCRA selects Quantifi for CVA Risk Analytics  

May 30, 2013

The JC Rathbone Associates (JCRA) risk management consultancy, which advises corporate and treasury clients, has selected Quantifi as its primary solution provider for counterparty risk analytics...


Investment managers cannot avoid a collateral headache  

May 30, 2013

In an effort to reduce the counterparty risk associated with OTC derivative trades, regulators are enforcing central clearing and strict margin requirements that...


U.S. Company Credit Swaps Hold; Pfizer Sells $4 Billion in Bonds  

May 29, 2013

A gauge of U.S. corporate credit risk was little changed as Pfizer Inc. sold $4 billion in bonds, its first debt offering since 2009.


Clawbacks Becoming Fashionable On Wall Street  

May 29, 2013

As the Dodd-Frank financial reforms continue to languish in a state of half-implementation in the United States, Wall Street firms are starting to take...


When Barney Frank Sings The Praises Of Free Markets, We Must Listen  

May 29, 2013

Three years ago this month, in the wake of financial bailouts and anti-Wall Street hysteria in Washington D.C., Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced a destructive amendment that...


Are Treasury, Fed at Odds Over Big Banks?  

May 28, 2013

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has been cagey about whether he thinks Wall Street's giant banks are getting dangerously large and out-of-control once again, as many experts believe.

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