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Rick Perry just rolled out a surprisingly progressive agenda on Wall Street regulation  

July 31, 2015

He hit on many familiar conservative themes, but also some not-so-familiar ones. For example, he credited Texas's relatively strong weathering of the Great Recession in part to strict financial regulation. "But there’s another thing we have in Texas that the rest of the country could learn from," he said. "We regulate, in an intelligent way, the use of a type of mortgage called 'cash-out refinancing.'"

 

Rick Perry backs Glass-Steagall solution for Wall Street  

July 30, 2015

The GOP presidential candidate laid out his vision for Wall Street reform in a speech Wednesday. And among his policy proposals, Perry apparently advocated for the return of the Glass-Steagall Act, which established a firewall between traditional commercial banking and investment banking.

 

Global Hedge Fund, CQS, Selects Quantifi's Best-of-Breed Analytics to Replace Internal Systems  

July 29, 2015

By leveraging Quantifi’s advanced analytics CQS has enhanced capability in terms of modelling and risk management practices. CQS was impressed with the level and quality of support they received from members of Quantifi.

 

Bond Investors Trade One Risk for Another  

July 23, 2015

Europe’s investors have been sharply reminded this year that bond markets can be risky. For some fund managers, the counter-intuitive response to that is to buy riskier bonds.

 

More Debt Traders at Risk as European Banks Report Results  

July 23, 2015

Where will the new leaders of Europe’s top securities firms scale back to increase returns? If the second quarter is any guide, their bond-trading operations could bear the brunt.

 

Credit Traders Restless to Make a Buck Turn to Leveraged Swaps  

July 23, 2015

More companies are running into financial trouble, and fund managers want to make magnified bets on which ones will be the next to suffer difficulty paying their bills. To do so, investors are using complicated, leveraged credit derivatives called index tranches -- the very same structures that surged in popularity in the run-up to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

 

Russian central bank announces new liquidity rules  

July 20, 2015

The central bank of Russia has announced plan of injecting new capital and implementing liquidity rules in view of the Basel III regulatory framework.

 

European Banking Authority agrees key features of 2016 EU-wide stress test  

July 20, 2015

The biggest banks in Europe will soon face more stress tests to ensure they are in a position to weather any further storms in the financial markets following the global financial crisis.

 

Quantifi Survey Reveals Challenges in Managing The Cost of Collateral for Clearing  

July 16, 2015

Quantifi, a specialist provider of analytics, trading and risk management solutions, today published the results of a  short survey conducted as part of its recent webinar on the Cost of Collateral for Clearing

 

Efforts to build exchange-traded currency derivatives market miss the mark  

July 16, 2015

Corporate entities account for a far lower share indicating that genuine end users still prefer to go to over-the-counter (OTC) market due to lower margins and customised deals.

 
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