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Top Derivatives news

  • EU participants fear RFQ definitions will quash liquidity

    Market participants in Europe are concerned over the definitions of request-for-quote and voice brokerage systems under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. The suggested definitions from the European Securities and Markets Authority would require the disclosure of provided quotes to the public, which could hamper liquidity.

    • 26 Feb 2015
  • Investors unwind bearish euro options as vol drops

    Investors have been unwinding bearish positions on the euro following successful Greek negotiations which has led to an unexpected stabilisation of the single currency and a decrease in volatility.

    • 25 Feb 2015
  • Bond investors look to FX derivs as portfolio hedge

    Increases in FX volatility have the potential to erode returns and raise portfolio-level volatility in international multi-asset portfolios, therefore investors are looking at using FX forwards and options as a hedge to generate superior risk-adjusted returns.

    • 25 Feb 2015


Latest Derivatives News

  • EQD investors eye short puts on single-stocks

    Investors are increasingly looking at shorting puts on single-stocks as a way to generate yield and higher risk-adjusted returns, according to strategists.

    • 03 Mar 2015
  • Buyside looks to futures options for lower costs, better margin

    New buyside entrants and portfolio managers are increasingly using options on futures as a way to keep margin costs down while generating tailored risk exposure, providing an effective alternative to over-the-counter swaps and futures strategies.

    • 03 Mar 2015
  • LCH to launch portfolio margining for rates derivs

    LCH.Clearnet’s global interest rate swap clearing platform, SwapClear, is launching a portfolio margining service that will enable its members and their clients to maximise their margin offsets between over-the-counter and listed interest rate derivatives. As a result of this, users will be able to more efficiently manage their collateral obligations.

    • 03 Mar 2015
  • Investors spy call spreads betting on GE upside

    Risk arbitrage traders, among other investors, are betting on continued upside in General Electric by buying medium and long-dated call spreads on the back of a speculative corporate split-off, according to strategists.

    • 03 Mar 2015
  • Total Derivatives: CNY curve inversion; 2y NDIRS idea

    Short CNY swaps were better paid on Tuesday despite the People's Bank of China (PBoC) lowering the seven day repo rate. The bid helped drive some inversion momentum across the 1s/5s curve slope. Meanwhile, Barclays has published a 2y NDIRS trade idea, writes Deirdre Yeung.

    • 03 Mar 2015

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 Mar 2015
1 Barclays 71,089.54 183 9.00%
2 JPMorgan 66,911.97 219 8.47%
3 Citi 60,959.50 190 7.72%
4 Deutsche Bank 52,952.24 195 6.70%
5 Goldman Sachs 43,765.57 144 5.54%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 03 Mar 2015
1 JPMorgan 8,904.47 8 16.12%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 5,019.20 14 9.09%
3 Deutsche Bank 3,829.31 9 6.93%
4 HSBC 2,799.30 16 5.07%
5 Santander 2,489.03 14 4.51%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UBS 7,608.51 13 16.24%
2 Goldman Sachs 6,959.55 11 14.85%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,012.86 19 10.70%
4 Morgan Stanley 3,790.82 19 8.09%
5 Deutsche Bank 3,389.51 12 7.23%