Derivatives - All Articles

  • Positive basis swap may not be enough to lure issuers to crowded euro mart

    The euro/dollar cross-currency basis swap has moved back in favour of euro issuance for the first time in three months, but with a wall of euro supply looming, the favourable level may not be enough to entice issuers away from the dollar market.

    • 14 Aug 2020
  • CME makes move on vol market with futures launch

    CME Group is making a play for the volatility derivatives market. On Thursday it announced a new futures contract that will reference the Nasdaq 100 volatility index.

    • 13 Aug 2020
  • SGX strikes new path with equity derivatives suite

    Singapore Exchange (SGX) revealed a new suite of Asian equity derivatives this week, as it gave investors a look at what its strategy after winding down its high profile licensing agreement with MSCI will be.

    • 13 Aug 2020
  • What’s next for Société Générale and Natixis?

    Société Générale and Natixis have purged their senior ranks following second-quarter losses and to prepare for strategic revamps, but David Rothnie thinks the future will remain challenging for both.

    • 13 Aug 2020
  • Debt and swap negotiations turn tough for corporates

    US corporates under stress from Covid-19 economic shocks, especially those in the real estate sector, have been struggling in their renegotiations of loan and swap agreements as power has flowed back to the banks, writes Ross Lancaster.

    • 12 Aug 2020
  • Turkish lira madness keeps bond plans on ice

    A tumultuous week in Turkish currency markets ended with the lira hitting new lows against the dollar and the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey finally taking action to try and calm volatility. Amid such swings, a sovereign bond issue looks unlikely.

    • 07 Aug 2020
  • More firms set to cut back on data outlay for next year

    Financial firms’ relentless push to boost their data offerings received a check this week with the release of an industry survey that indicates a decline in market data spending for 2021.

    • 06 Aug 2020
  • Clearing banks push FSB on skin in the game, cash calls

    Some of the world’s top-tier financial institutions want changes in how central counterparty clearing house (CCP) resolutions are executed.

    • 06 Aug 2020
  • Wild times continue for lira as currency hits record low

    Turkey continued to teeter on the brink of a currency crisis this week, as the lira went on another rollercoaster ride and touched a record low.

    • 06 Aug 2020
  • Market welcomes new Natixis CEO Namias

    Investors appeared positive on Natixis's prospects after Nicolas Namias replaced François Riahi as chief executive. Meanwhile, the bank has said it will reposition its equities division after it endured another tough quarter.

    • 06 Aug 2020
  • Ukraine makes second stab at FX futures

    The Ukrainian Exchange is reviving its FX futures market, two years after authorities shut down its trading software system.

    • 05 Aug 2020
  • SG to derisk structured products

    Société Générale will make its structured products less risky, it said, after a difficult first half of the year in its equities business.

    • 03 Aug 2020