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Dealers benefit from OTC liquidity split, buy-siders claim


Dealers benefit from OTC liquidity split, buy-siders claim

Shut off from foreign peers, US firms need dealers to access offshore liquidity

European commission

EC tries to close forex loophole in Emir

Consultation launched in attempt to harmonise reporting rules; FCA will "engage closely"

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Buy side pushes back on Aussie dollar swap clearing

Small firms reluctant to clear due to margin costs

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EU rules levy 8% haircut on margin-currency mismatches

European regulators confirm haircut will apply to both initial and variation margin


Bulk purchase of enhanced annuities offers growth potential

Medically underwritten buy-ins offer opportunities but with unique risks


Progressive insurers revise approach to sovereign risk

Some supervisors pressing firms to risk weight sovereign bonds

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‘Smarter’ bespoke product orders welcomed by banks

Custom products sought after by US advisers as automation improves


Corruption in Latin America requires caution but not panic

Low-level bribery happens, but avoiding the risk is practical, lawyers say


Covered bond issuers cheer EU swaps margin relief

Regulators recognise collateral posting barriers but set six conditions for an exemption


BNPP makes first big options trade on Nikkei 400 index

Hedging remains an issue until futures are launched in November


Australian tax ruling targets offshore hedge funds

Limited partners are liable for capital gains


Concerns mount over periodical payment orders

General insurers embrace capital modelling and revised ALM strategies


Banks tussle to join next generation of commodity dealers

Insurgents increase involvement as major global banks retreat

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CFTC upping enforcement effort, warns former chief

Dodd-Frank Act to boost CFTC war on market abuse, says Meister


Insurers to repackage assets for matching adjustment

Firms consider structured options for assets to meet Solvency II criteria

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