OTC MARKET NEWS Powered By Quantifi


FSOC to scrutinize leverage in hedge funds  

April 28, 2016

The Financial Stability Oversight Council will take a closer look at hedge funds’ use of leverage as it reviews potential risks to U.S. financial stability, according to an updated statement released Monday.


India's rating at risk from government debt levels: Moody's  

April 28, 2016

American credit rating agency Moody's on Wednesday retained India's outlook at 'positive' saying the country's history of double-digit inflation, high government debt levels, weak infrastructure and a complex regulatory regime have constrained its credit profile, while China featured high on the scale of leverage, or debt, risk for sovereigns in the region. 


Gulf banks’ long-term outlook remains positive  

April 28, 2016

Banks in the region fared well in 2015 and the outlook remains relatively positive given the expectation of continued government support for the sector and committed infrastructure investment, according to a KPMG report.


Negative rates drive insurers to diversify and take more risks  

April 27, 2016

Insurers globally are looking to diversify their investments across more asset classes, with some set to embrace more risk in their investment strategies as they come to terms with a low-growth, low-yield environment, according to Robert Goodman, managing director and global head of insurance relationships at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM).


Sign in Mifid II product governance rules ‘will hit boutiques hardest’  

April 27, 2016

Earlier this month, the European Commission published the Mifid II Delegated Acts Directive, clarifying the rules on product governance and in particular how these will affect the relationship between fund managers, as product manufacturers, and their distributors.


Japan pension fund chief moves to ease currency risk concerns  

April 27, 2016

The new head of Japan’s $1.3tn state pension fund — the world’s biggest investor — on Tuesday sought to allay fears that a change of strategy could undermine a key “Abenomics” reform and drive up the yen, saying the fund would continue to take on currency risk.


U.S. proposes rule to shrink big banks' liquidity risk  

April 27, 2016

The top U.S. banking regulator on Tuesday released its proposal for establishing a Net Stable Funding Ratio, a final piece in the puzzle to strengthen banks' liquidity in case they come under financial stress.


China debt load reaches record high as risk to economy mounts  

April 25, 2016

China’s total debt rose to a record 237 per cent of gross domestic product in the first quarter, far above emerging-market counterparts, raising the risk of a financial crisis or a prolonged slowdown in growth, economists warn.


IMF Warns Debt Risk Growing From Big Firms in China, Other Emerging Markets  

April 14, 2016

Debt burdens of big companies in China and other emerging markets could spread trouble across borders and weigh on the global financial system, the International Monetary Fund warned Wednesday.


ESMA: No need for delay access rules for ETDs  

April 14, 2016

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has said there is no need to temporarily exclude exchange-traded derivatives from the rules around non-discriminatory access to central counterparties and trading venues under the Markets in Financial Infrastructure Regulation (MiFIR) and Directive (MiFID) II.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 > >>


Submit your email to receive our newsletter