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A perfect storm?

Volatility is a key concern for 2019. The growing belief among institutional investors across the US and Europe is that volatility is set to become more of…

The Reward of Risk

Traditional risk/reward comparisons treat the cost of an investment’s risk as a decrement to its potential return – overlooking the potential return…

Credit Hedging Products: A New Focus on Risk Spurs Demand

A new report from Greenwich Associates discusses how the significant decline of the credit default swap (CDS) market has caused some participants…

Launching a CDS Replacement is not a Straightforward Affair

It’s no secret there are difficulties in the credit default swaps (CDS) market—declining volumes, disputes over terms and other factors have bedeviled…

In Order To Save The CDS Market, It May Have Been Necessary To Destroy It

The credit default swap (CDS), a financial product that has seen its volumes and outstanding notional decline for roughly a decade, credit…

Fintech Decoded – Capturing the Opportunity in Capital Markets Infrastructure

Technology has long been the engine driving capital markets efficiency—both for investors in the markets, and for the capital markets infrastructure providers…

The Dawn of Digital Risk Management

The physical science of matter and motion provides valuable insight for the effective digital management of risk. In this first instalment of…

The Value in Digitally Transforming Credit Risk Management

To withstand new regulatory pressures, investor expectations, and innovative competitors, banks need to reset their value focus and digitize their credit risk…

Single-Name CDS Market Needs a Reboot

Revival of a robust single-name CDS market would offset the lack of liquidity in the cash bond market, increase price transparency and…

Confessions of an All-to-All Trading Advocate

Despite the benefits offered by all-to-all and other electronic trading platforms, statistics show that most corporate bond trades continue to be negotiated…