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  • Tory landslide crushes FX volatility, but it will return

    Tory landslide crushes FX volatility, but it will return

    Nerves in the foreign exchange market had been tense in the run-up to Thursday night’s UK election, with a rumour that Labour would win more seats than predicted sparking some volatility in the FX options market. But that was swiftly quashed when TV broadcasters’ exit poll showed a Conservative majority and brought volatility to a swift halt.

  • Renewables hedging evolves swiftly as banks crowd in

    A fuse has been lit on renewables hedging. In offshore wind alone, a wall of investment is set to hit the industry over the next two decades, one that will take many project sponsors into cross-border investments. Those prospects are already deepening hedging markets, writes Ross Lancaster

  • Open access advocates fear German threat

    Open access advocates fear German threat

    As European Union regulators start to review the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, some market participants are nervous that Germany will use the opportunity to stamp out their own ambitions for open access to clearing houses.

  • Corbyn ‘chaos’ the risk but Johnson win expected

    Corbyn ‘chaos’ the risk but Johnson win expected

    The Conservative Party’s lead in the opinion polls is giving rise to expectations that risk assets will rally, Gilts will sell off and primary markets will remain open after the UK general election on December 12. But a victory for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party would cause panic.

  • Ophèle signs up to ESMA CCP group

    Ophèle signs up to ESMA CCP group

    The European Securities and Markets Authority has appointed Robert Ophèle as acting chair of its central counterparty supervisory committee.

  • 'Crypto Dad' Giancarlo joins law firm

    'Crypto Dad' Giancarlo joins law firm

    Christopher Giancarlo, former chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), will return to the private sector in his first job since leaving the regulator.

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