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  1. UPDATE 1-U.S. watchdog CFTC proposes rules for uncleared swaps

    Headlines

    Wed, 17 Sep 2014

    WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. derivatives regulator on Wednesday proposed a new rule for safety margins for uncleared swaps, a last remaining building block in its efforts to make the $710 trillion global market safer.

  2. When Investing In Alternative Mutual Funds, Returns Aren’t Everything

    Headlines

    Wed, 17 Sep 2014

    investment flexibility of many alternative strategies—the ability to hedge with short positions, the ability to use derivatives , etc.—with the goal of ultimately delivering less risk for investors, just when they need it. Finally, investors

  3. U.S. derivatives watchdog to propose rules for uncleared swaps

    Headlines

    Wed, 17 Sep 2014

    WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. derivatives regulator on Wednesday met to propose a new rule for safety margins for uncleared swaps, a last remaining building block in its efforts to make the $710 trillion global market safer.

  4. Gross boosts returns with derivatives

    Headlines

    Wed, 17 Sep 2014

    A late August filing showed Bill Gross' Total Return Fund (ETF version: BOND ) unloaded most of its $4.8B in Treasurys and replaced them with a similar amount of Treasury futures. The futures contracts require less money up front than the outright purchase of Treasurys, freeing up money for Gross

  5. US CFTC revokes SAC Capital's registration as commodity hedge fund

    Headlines

    Tue, 16 Sep 2014

    WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) - U.S. derivatives regulators formally revoked the registration of Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital commodity fund units on Tuesday, as part of a settlement that comes in the wake of the firm's guilty plea to insider-trading charges last year.

  6. Legal victory for CFTC over the big banks

    Headlines

    Tue, 16 Sep 2014

    rules laid out by the CFTC giving it the power to apply new derivatives rules far beyond American borders. For years, banks have ..... makes three recent wins for the CFTC. At issue here are new derivatives rules, and the CFTC wants the power to apply those to overseas

  7. Rush of money forces shutting of new investment in some China ETFs

    Headlines

    Mon, 15 Sep 2014

    has temporarily closed similar funds to new money from European clients. Synthetic ETFs which track Chinese stocks using derivatives have not been affected. Hong Kong-based CSOP Asset Management says more than 96% of its quota has been used up and it

  8. New Morningstar Analyst Report for London Stock Exchange Group PLC

    Stock Reports

    Mon, 15 Sep 2014

    namesake city, London Stock Exchange Group PLC operates equity markets in the U.K. and in Italy. The company also runs derivatives and fixed-income trading businesses. It operates post-trade businesses and sells market data as well as subscriptions

  9. Hedging costs against sterling's swings soar on Scottish vote worries

    Headlines

    Fri, 12 Sep 2014

    LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The cost of hedging against near-term swings in the British pound jumped to four-year highs on Friday and investors added to unfavourable bets in the derivatives market, reflecting jitters about the result of the Scottish referendum.

  10. Eastman Chemical to Buy Alkylamine Maker Taminco for $2.8 Billion; Fair Value Unchanged

    Commentary

    Thu, 11 Sep 2014

    model for Eastman. Our no-moat rating remains intact. Taminco is the world's largest producer of alkylamines and its derivatives . Typically, these chemicals represent a small portion of the overall cost of end-users' products (between 1% and 15

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