Collateral shortage fears exaggerated, bank exec tells Markit conference

Fears of collateral shortages once mandatory OTC derivatives clearing comes into effect have been overstated, according to a senior bank executive, speaking at the Markit Securities Finance Forum in London.

Posted on: 12 Mar, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

Boutique primes could flourish in Europe despite poor US track record

Boutique prime brokers or “mini primes” could potentially flourish in Europe despite their less-than-stellar track record in the US, it has been argued.

Posted on: 27 Feb, 2013
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Risk appetite returning but US fiscal cliff continues to stir alarm, BofA survey shows

Global investors’ risk appetite is at its highest level since 2004 although concerns about the US fiscal cliff and eurozone travails remain, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s fund manager survey.

Posted on: 15 Jan, 2013
Posted in: Investors

Counterparty risk concerns diminish while bearishness on eurozone grows, Aksia survey shows

Hedge fund manager concerns over counterparty risk appear to have abated despite increasingly bearish sentiment that Greece will exit the Euro while Spain and Italy will be forced into default or restructuring, a survey by Aksia has revealed.

Posted on: 10 Dec, 2012
Posted in: Operational Risk

ALFI Luxembourg 2012: A Summary

Here are some of the key points from ALFI, which took place in Luxembourg between November 20 and 21.

Posted on: 22 Nov, 2012

Pension funds will continue to invest in alternatives, says consultant

The CEO of Allenbridge Investment Solutions (AllenbridgeIS), an investment adviser to pension funds, is bullish pension funds will continue to allocate into alternatives.

Posted on: 29 Oct, 2012

US fiscal cliff biggest investor tail risk concern, says BofA

Investors view the US fiscal cliff as the biggest tail-risk while concerns over EU sovereign debt appear to be fading, according to a survey of fund managers by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Posted on: 18 Sep, 2012
Posted in: Investors
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