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Tag Archives: Derivatives

investment banking analytics

Banking Analytics in Investment Banking vertical

Banking landscape in India and the world over is fast changing. Increasing de-regulation / regulation / re-regulation and the resultant competition driving a sea change in banks’ operations and profitability. Emergence and growth of unconventional...
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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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LIBOR Revisited

Do you know? When LIBOR was born? Minos Zombanakis, born 88 years ago on a Greek island, remembers well the birth of the interest rate benchmark. “I was, more or less, if you excuse the lack of modesty, the one who started the whole thing,”...
Trade Repositories

Next Level for Trade Repositories – Part II

QUANT MEASURES Size refers to the scale of activity (eg volumes) or positions (eg outstanding notional or mark-to-market amounts) in a defined population. Financial institutions with large notional or mark-to-market amounts or volumes may pose...
Trade Repositories

Next Level for Trade Repositories – Part I

Introduction In financial markets, trading means performing a transaction that involves the selling and buying of commodities, equities, fixed income securities, foreign exchange and derivative products Trade Repositories are entities are required...
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Trade Repositories under European Market Infrastructure Regulation

Trade Repositories under European Markets Infrastructure Regulation will shortly become a reality once the European Securities and Markets Authority approves the registration application made by multiple trade repository aspirants.  European...
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Banking scenario and regulatory impacts in UK

I was trying to look at the prevailing banking scenario in the United Kingdom. I was surprised to note that the banks in UK have been undergoing considerable changes and challenges necessitated by the environment. I felt that under these circumstances,...
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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...
Principles of risk management

Principles of risk management

Introduction Any activity is associated with risk – a loss or gain. More so, in trade and commerce, due to complex nature of transactions and the individual characteristics of the players, commodity, practices, customs, currencies. Like in...
Bankers' Pay and Bonus

Pay and Bonus – Investment banking and evolving regulations

These times are very difficult times for our investment banks. The markets are not moving and most of the time they are hostile. There is no growth in major economies and they make these dull markets. Making money in such markets is very difficult. The...