The markets are starting to talk more about Total Return Futures (TRF) as a realistic alternative to Total Return Swaps (TRS), which themselves are competition for securities finance products. TRFs have been around for a while but interest - and new product launches - are heating up.
Finadium has released an end of year overview on the US repo market including key themes for liquidity and spreads in the coming year. This report is based on Finadium primary research and data collection, and discussions at our Rates & Repo conference in November 2018.
A new white paper by a lawyer and a consultant on behalf of Scorpeo, a corporate actions consultancy, argues that asset holders that do not optimize scrip dividends and rights offerings could be setting themselves up for lawsuits. Is this a real threat or marketing via scare tactics? We review the analysis.
Most Americans don't understand the immense benefit they receive from the dollar as the world's reserve currency, nor the fact that this global choice is the result of the US-led Bretton Woods order after World War II. A new European Commission recommendation for greater use of the euro shows how far and fast the global system is changing.
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