Derivatives - All Articles

  • SocGen hires ex-Jefferies banker for client coverage

    Société Générale has appointed Ashwan Malhotra as managing director in a bid to strengthen its client coverage in Asia Pacific.

    • 29 Jan 2016
  • Sour mood ruins rally in choppy week for European credit trading

    Credit markets endured another rollercoaster week as persistent nervousness prevailed over intermittent optimism and soured an earlier rally.

    • 28 Jan 2016
  • trueEX and SG score first with peso

    trueEX, a fast growing swap execution facility (SEF), has executed the first dealer to client Mexican peso interest rate swaps trades on its platform.

    • 28 Jan 2016
  • Regs causing options to diverge from wider market, fear traders

    Concerns are mounting among some US options market participants that regulation is having adverse effects on business and fuelling a rift between financial market performance and economic data.

    • 28 Jan 2016
  • E&P exposed as corp crude hedges falter

    A rally this week in crude oil has reduced short-term pressures, but exploration and production firms still face existential threats as liquidity and M&A odds worsen, said analysts.

    • 28 Jan 2016
  • Bank weakness opens up bond/CDS basis

    Last year the Markit iBoxx Euro Banks index was one of the outperforming bond sectors in Europe having returned 1%. The index, which is largely made up of bonds issued by European banks, even managed to outperform defensive sectors such as healthcare and utilities, while Europe’s regulatory oversight and relaxed monetary conditions kept market confidence in check.

    • 28 Jan 2016
  • UBS passes index control over to Markit

    UBS has asked Markit to administer and calculate its investible indices, as the bank looks to meet Europe’s regulatory push to improve transparency and oversight of industry benchmarks.

    • 28 Jan 2016
  • TriOptima completes inflation swaps tear-up

    TriOptima, the over-the-counter post-trade service provider, has completed its first compression cycle for inflation swaps, with 18 banks taking part.

    • 28 Jan 2016
  • Member states plead for more time for MiFID

    A fight between the European Commission and the member states of the Union could allow the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II to split into myriad national interpretations — a nightmare for those trying to implement the complex new rules.

    • 28 Jan 2016
  • Syndicate veteran to run credit sales at Lloyds

    One of Lloyds Bank's most senior syndicate officials will switch jobs and run credit sales for the firm.

    • 28 Jan 2016