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Tag Archives: Best Practices

DDT

Disputed derivative transactions – Santander and Pourtuguese Rail Operator

I happened to read today a news item on disputed derivatives transactions. It is reported therein, the dealers settled a crop of disputed derivatives trades with Portuguese state owned entities last year with one exception – Santander...
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Do we need any behavioural changes in banks?

The thought for this topic was provided by Ross McEvan, Chief Executive of Royal Bank of Scotland. Ross McEvan said in a commentary to UK’s Guardian newspaper “We need to change our behaviour at every level to reflect this simple truth.” This...
Financial Technology

Financial Technology and Market Leadership

This write-up traces the financial markets, financial institutions and financial technology, the business benefits that can be reaped by financial institutions by acquiring FT – Financial Technology to achieve leadership position in the...
derivative-categories

Interest Rate Derivatives and their wrong sales to gullible customers

Banks are more in the news these days – for a variety of reasons with negative impact of course.  Of all these, the one connected with mis-selling of interest rate derivative products is causing considerable damage. The kind of allegations...
Counterparty Risk

Counterparty risk management needs a closer relook

Counterparty risk is the risk that a counterparty in a transaction will default prior to the expiration of the contract and will be unable to make agreed contractual payments Experience has shown, normally banking and financial crises have their...
credit rating

‘Fair play’ by credit rating agencies is the need of the hour

In the recently held G20 deliberations, there was a call for ending what is called mechanistic reliance on credit rating agencies and encouraging transparency and competition among them. The debate on credit rating agencies is increasingly becoming...
corporate-actions

Best Practices Framework for Derivatives Business

 “The world of banking has changed radically as a consequence of the recent crises and it is still changing. The rise of the universal banking model seems almost unstoppable, basically driven by the desire for an accelerated consolidation....
corporate-actions

Central Counter Parties have a greater role to play

This blog makes an attempt to cover the role of central counterparties in four parts as under: Part A– All about Central Counterparties Part B– Best practices framework for CCPs Part C – Some loud thinking on their future roles Part D...
prime-broking

Leadship in uncertain times

Leading through uncertainty can be as complex as four deaf and blind persons trying to explain how an elephant would look like by merely touching different parts of a wild elephant. I am also, placed in a similar environment. Despite this serious...
financial_markets

Financial Market Harmonization Through Financial Technology Application

The global financial industry is in the midst of unprecedented and challenging times. Changes in market conditions drive a very different economic climate which beckons the need to accelerate market harmonization in emerging countries. What...