Liability Management

Banca IMI goes global

Since joining Banca IMI from Barclays Capital earlier this year, Nicola Baiocchi Di Silvestri and Nicola Giaretta have been tasked to build the Italian bank’s corporate FX, rates and commodities sales capabilities globally as it prepares to launch a new…

Corporates fall on tough times

The recent volatility in foreign exchange markets has caused uncertainty for corporate treasurers and led to some changes in their strategies. How are banks helping corporates to tackle the current challenges and the increased costs that will result from…

A view from the buy side: Calpers

Volatile markets have posed challenges for participants in the FX market across the globe. Eric Busay, portfolio manager at Calpers, talks about the Swiss franc, US dollar and regulatory change. By Farah Khalique

Lufthansa wary of OTC regulations

Corporates across the globe have lobbied to ensure end-users are not subjected to new clearing requirements for derivatives. For Lufthansa’s treasury department in Frankfurt, ensuring it is able to continue to hedge its foreign exchange and interest rate…

The hedge costs explosion

High volatility in foreign exchange markets over the past year has forced many corporates to reassess their hedge books. A number of banks have increased their advisory services to help companies conduct an in-depth analysis of their exposures as a…

Ice joins forex central clearing debate

ATLANTA - Jeffrey Sprecher, chief executive at Atlanta-based IntercontinentalExchange (Ice) has become the first major exchange official to call into question the need for central clearing of foreign exchange derivatives trades.

Clients reward UBS for post-trade innovation

Post-trade innovation and development this year has been all about mitigating settlement risk in a market fraught with concerns about counterparty default. And UBS, winner of the award for best post-trade services, has led the way in providing new tools…

RBI builds currency futures

MUMBAI - The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) plans to extend the list of currency futures traded on the country's exchanges, as part of efforts to grow the risk management tools available in the local market.

Concerns raised over CCPs

NEW YORK - Various attendees raised concerns about central clearing at Risk USA in New York - with JP Morgan's chief risk officer even pointing to it as a possible source of the next financial crisis.

Budenberg appointed UKFI CEO

LONDON - Former UBS banker Robin Budenberg has been appointed chief executive of UK Financial Investments, the body established to manage the UK government's investments in financial institutions including the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Lloyds TSB and…

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