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Regional swaps booking replacing global hubs


Regional swaps booking replacing global hubs

Banks complain of mixed supervisory messages, but regionalisation trend is clear

Renewables in Europe - A roadmap for reform

EU TSOs need carrot to tackle congestion - EEX's Reitz

Power grid operators and capacity mechanisms seen as impeding cross-border trade


Banks bemoan data gap in Mifid II systematic internaliser test

Required EU trading data non-existent, dealers complain

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CME guaranty fund cut could lure new clearing members

Regional banks and prop shops eye direct membership, but FCMs see few benefits


Banks split on accounting for KVA – Risk survey

Accounting standard is coming, say some - others see no KVA requirement


Dutch slide shows peril of lower solvency ratios

Insurers see stock prices dip after restating expectations


Q&A: JFSA's Shirakawa on Basel III buffers

"Clarification is now urgently needed" on counter-cyclical buffers, says JFSA deputy commissioner


Zimmer bucks trend in decade of low hedge fund returns

Utility hedge fund makes double-digit returns without oil price predictions


KVA losses would outweigh FVA – Risk survey

Respondents reveal huge gulf in pricing for generic swap


Structured Products Asia Awards 2015: The winners

HSBC takes crown with strong showing in a turbulent period for Asian issuers


Market participants cheer CFTC swap reporting fixes

Clarification on cleared swaps raises hopes of action on uncleared trades


BoJ and JFSA officials seek bank capital clarity

BoJ’s Nakaso suggests moratorium after current rule-book changes are complete

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Hong Kong structured products battered by index plunge

Dealers react to mass knocking out of popular retail equity derivatives


‘Smart’ derivatives can cure XVA headaches

Cryptocurrency technology could revolutionise derivatives valuation and collateralisation, say Massimo Morini and Robert Sams

Banks and insurers at odds over risk ratings

EU risk ratings for structured products divide issuers

Consultation responses expose fault lines between banks and insurers

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