Lukas Becker is the Markets desk editor for Risk.net. His topics of interest include over-the-counter derivatives pricing, collateral management, market infrastructure and legal risk. He is based in London.
He was previously the Europe, Middle East and Africa editor of Risk magazine.
JPM and NatWest have published their swaps and options last look windows – will others follow suit?
Isda AGM: general licence expires on May 25, threatening bond payments and deliverable ruble settlement
Sources also concerned about Ukrainian NDF fixing, which hasn’t changed since invasion began
VTB and Sberbank face directional exposure to local corporates after mass unwinds by foreign banks
FXPBs turn away derivatives bets as spot platforms block ruble trades and NDF fixings go dark
Lawsuit’s passage through US courts could determine whether copy-cat filings follow
Counterparty Radar: A $30bn boost from Vanguard sends MS to top of Q2 charts
Margin savings alone may not be enough to boost buy-side use of CCPs
Increasing alignment between CNH and CNY benchmarks opens door to more cross-currency hedging by foreign lenders
Renewable energy supplier applies long-term ESG KPIs to short-term FX trades with Barclays and NatWest
Counterparty Radar: Total value of forwards positions jumps 11% after second-quarter dip
Pimco, Vanguard and other fund giants account for up to 60% of forwards trades – but have very different hedging needs and dealer panels