Jim Allen, CFA, head of Americas capital markets policy at CFA Institute, and Eric Boess, CFA, director and global head of derivatives at RCM Allianz Global Investors, discuss the impact of derivatives reform on global derivatives trading.
Of the shift fromover-the-counter (OTC) derivatives trades onto exchange-like structures, “The general idea to make markets more transparent and hence more stable is absolutely right. The problem is how you do it, and what you achieve on the way there might not be exactly only positive.”
AdvisorShares brought to NYSE Arca an exchange-traded fund that gives investors exposure to a wide range of legal cannabis businesses, primarily in the US and Canada. The AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF is actively managed. ETF Trends (18 Apr.)
Deutsche Bank's exposure to counterparty credit risk at the end of 2018 was the highest among large European dealers, but it recorded only the third-highest capital requirement, a discrepancy attributed to its use of internal models for calculating its securities financing transactions charges, according to a Risk Quantum analysis. Risk (subscription required) (19 Apr.)
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority and Canadian securities regulators in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Saskatchewan have signed a technology cooperation agreement. The jurisdictions plan to share financial technology innovation information and reduce entry barriers into each other's markets. Finance Magnates (19 Apr.)
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