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Will the same credit risk failings in the sub-prime debacle hit CDS?

The recent downgrades of monoline insurers have highlighted the potential problems in the credit default swap market. The sheer size of the market means that any credit risk failings have the potential to dwarf the sub-prime crisis, with dramatic consequences for all markets.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jun 2008
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Financial armageddon and the CDS market

The recent nationalization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sent shockwaves through the credit default swap market. The subsequent collapse of Lehman Brothers and the nationalization of AIG have caused further turmoil within the industry. The sheer size of the market means that any credit risk failings have the potential to dwarf the sub-prime crisis, with dramatic consequences for all markets.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Sep 2008
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Economic Rescue Act vote down in Congress costs US taxpayers $1.1 trillion

American taxpayers lost $1.1 trillion from their savings and retirement funds on Monday, after the US House of Representatives voted down the Emergency Economic Rescue Act of 2008, reports Datamonitor. After this news broke, the NYSE plunged into a tailspin, wiping a billion dollars off the value of its companies. Asian markets reacted negatively too, adding to days of mounting bad news.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Oct 2008
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Tradefair plans an exchange for retail financial derivatives

Tradefair, a subsidiary of online-betting exchange Betfair, plans to apply its parent company's matching engine technology to offer a trading venue for financial derivatives, extending the offering to retail customers. The company's application of an exchange ethos to CFDs will differentiate it from other players, while bringing more transparency and secondary-market liquidity to the asset class.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Nov 2008
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Marketcetera readies open source trading platform

San Francisco-based startup Marketcetera plans to launch an open source trading platform for the financial markets in the first half of 2009, which will be monetized through support and maintenance contracts. The product aims to compete with proprietary products from the likes of FlexTrade and Portware, over which its main benefit is its rapid speed of deployment.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Dec 2008
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Exchange traded funds: sunshine on a cloudy day

There remains a glimmer of hope in the asset management industry, even as significant outflows continue from hedge funds, capital protected structured products, property and equity funds. Exchange traded funds, only launched in the US in 1993, now account for almost 40% of all US stock trading volume.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jan 2009
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Deltix: expanding beyond alpha generation with broker connectivity

Alpha generation platform vendor Deltix has extended its current offering, with the intention of becoming a one-stop-shop for hedge funds to develop quantitative strategies, back test and deploy them, then manage them in production. In response, certain retail-focused companies may also look to move into the same space, however their alpha generation capabilities are as of yet untested.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jan 2009
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CDS: regulators expected to mandate EU-based clearing facility

Efforts to standardize the credit default swap market in light of the current financial crisis are coming to a head with the imminent launch of a US-based clearing facility. Meanwhile, the failure of industry players to agree on a centralized European platform has left regulators with no option but to intervene, with the intention of creating a European counterpart to the US platform.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Feb 2009
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Holding onto wealth in turbulent times

High net worth individuals are taking advantage of uncertainty in global financial markets by investing in art and other tangibles, which is causing valuations to climb in the insurance sector. This trend is due to the lack of attractive alternatives and continuing market uncertainty, both of which are contributing to a lack of confidence in financial markets.

Published By Datamonitor
11 May 2009
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The UK government must fight to restore consumer confidence

According to new Datamonitor research, 83% of the UK population blames the banking industry for the credit crunch and the economic downturn. More surprisingly, almost as many consumers place the blame on the government and financial regulators. Judging from these data, whoever wins the next election will face an unprecedented crisis of consumer confidence.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jun 2009

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