People & Markets

  • Barclays, Deutsche dodge losses thanks to risk transfer market but investors tighten terms

    Barclays, Deutsche dodge losses thanks to risk transfer market but investors tighten terms

    The synthetic risk transfer market helped some of Europe’s biggest banks dodge loan losses last year, with Barclays saving more than £300m and Deutsche at least €150m. But the backdrop last year led to investors taking a tougher line on writing new credit protection, steering clear of pools with limited disclosure and hoping to dodge the most damaged sectors.

  • Ex-Mizuho risk transfer banker lands at Munich Re

    Ex-Mizuho risk transfer banker lands at Munich Re

    Juan-Carlos Martorell, who jointly ran the risk transfer and structured solutions group at Mizuho, and before that, Lazard, has joined Munich Re Markets to work on origination, structuring and risk distribution, according to LinkedIn.

  • Trading equivalence judgments uncertain

    Trading equivalence judgments uncertain

    The lack of clarity over whether the UK and the EU will clinch a trade deal before the end of the year also makes it harder for those in financial markets to know whether equivalence decisions will be granted for the trading obligations for derivatives (DTO) and shares (STO).

  • People moves in brief

    People moves in brief

    MSCI picks up Nick Mihic — Algomi co-founder Stuart Taylor joins MUFG — Vinod Vasan changes roles at UBS

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