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      Democratising finance: How passive funds changed investing

      ...pursuit of superior returns, even if doing so increases risk; and there is more focus on costs and value for money. But rapid...structured product than an index tracker. It also introduces counterparty risk; the ETF’s returns depend on whomever stands behind...Judith Evans and Jonathan Eley

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      Is the DKK the new CHF?

      ...central bank’s balance sheet when it comes to monetary policy counterparty net positions: It’s worth noting that while the net position...simply doing its bit for euro-asset purchases. It’s risk sharing like the rest of the NCBs, albeit in its own unique...Izabella Kaminska

    3. January 23, 2015

      Oil issues provide test for retail bonds

      ...has focused on the wider interest rate risk — fixed coupons don’t look so attractive...85 a barrel (who would want to be the counterparty on that trade?) but if prices remain...you buy it , you are still accepting the risk that if oil prices remain low you may...David Stevenson

    1. January 21, 2015

      Alpari co-founder applied to wind up business a year ago

      ...bets, which allows customers to trade far in excess of the deposit they post. The venue acts as the counterparty to the trade, taking on the risk. While London is a popular venue for these brokers, many of them are based in Cyprus and offshore...Harriet Agnew and Philip Stafford in London

    2. January 20, 2015

      Q&A: Retail forex trading

      ...Like a bookmakers, the broker usually acts as the counterparty to these bets. Unlike a bookmaker, however, the...adverse market movements. How can clients manage risk? Brokers offer a risk management mechanism known as an ‘automatic stop...Philip Stafford

    3. January 20, 2015

      Swiss bank to charge clients to hold cash

      ...rate with the confidence that their assets are safely held with the SNB in Swiss francs rather than take counterparty or foreign exchange risk elsewhere in the market.”James Shotter in Zürich

    4. January 20, 2015

      IG: Swiss rolled

      ...shows there is no such thing as low-risk involvement in financial markets. IG...made by punters, rather than acting as a counterparty. So far, so safe. But that leaves the...struck by IG with a bank to lay off its risk. Punters owe IG £17.3m for bets against...Jonathan Guthrie

    5. January 16, 2015

      Forex brokers suffer escalating losses after Swiss ditch franc cap

      ...multiple that allows customers to trade far in excess of the deposit they post. The venue acts as the counterparty to the trade, taking on the risk. Swissquote, the online broker, said on Friday it would activate a provision of SFr25m ($28...FT Reporters

    6. January 14, 2015

      Knowledge needed to prevent Lehman repeat

      ...would have been systemic risk morphed into systemic uncertainty. Not knowing your counterparty caused financial markets...meant data gaps hindered risk management and resolution...the potential to improve risk management at both the individual...Andrew Haldane, Aurel Schubert and Richard Berner

    7. January 13, 2015

      RBS becomes a shadow of its former self

      ...year does RBS think it can remove the US bank’s £60bn of risk-weighted assets from its balance sheet. This is a vital step to...27bn of its overall £550bn in loans, derivatives and counterparty exposure Middle East and central and eastern Europe: a strategic...Martin Arnold and Emma Dunkley

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