Isabelle Millat teaser

Structured products go sustainable but framework needed

July 3, 2017

The success of green bonds has spawned a demand for sustainable structured products, but if this youthful market is to succeed it will require a formal framework, say participants. Danielle Myles reports.

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Digitisation spurs DIY structured products

July 3, 2017

Digitisation and automation are revolutionising the way banks sell structured investment solutions. The latest developments see investments banks acting as platforms that enable professional buyers to tailor and execute their own products to the end client’s objectives. Danielle Myles reports.

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Rising political risk spurs structured solutions

July 3, 2017

In an era of accelerating political risk, structured products and hedging have come into their own. David Wigan explains how investment banks are responding to today’s volatility.

Marc Saffon teaser

Volatility strategies for unconventional times

July 3, 2017

Low yields and record-high stock markets are prompting more and more investors to consider derivatives. Michael Marray explores why volatility trades are proving particularly popular, and how banks have responded to meet investor demand.

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Ukraine’s obstacle-laden path to progress

May 2, 2017

Ukraine greeted 2017 with cautious optimism, as its GDP ticked up and a banking sector shake-up proved successful. Now a blockade of the separatist east threatens to stall economic recovery, while political complications could slow the reforms crucial to attracting investment. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Ukraine’s banking sector seeks a new normal

May 2, 2017

Recent years have seen a shake-up of Ukraine’s banking sector that has halved the number of institutions in the country and culminated in the nationalisation of its largest lender, Privatbank. Yet challenges remain, with more casualties likely as small and Russian state-owned banks come under scrutiny. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Ukraine national bank governor talks targets

May 2, 2017

Valeria Gontareva, who will leave her post as the governor of the National Bank of Ukraine in May 2017, tells Stefanie Linhardt how foreign exchange intervention and a floating exchange rate are helping the bank meet its ambitious targets.

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Ukreximbank chairman sees reasons for optimism in Ukraine

May 2, 2017

Oleksandr Hrytsenko, chairman of the board of Ukreximbank JSC, explains how the bank is supporting both domestic and foreign businesses in Ukraine as they reposition away from traditional markets. 

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Reforms bring a business-friendly Ukraine

May 2, 2017

For so long mired in corruption and bureaucratic red tape, in the past three years Ukraine has enacted numerous reforms to improve the climate for doing business. Now, writes Natasha Turak, the battle is on to convince investors that the conflict-affected country is a safe bet.

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How Vitali Klitschko is fighting Kiev’s corner

May 2, 2017

Former boxing champion Vitali Klitschko has his eyes on a new prize. While, as mayor of Kiev, his reforms to boost transparency are local, he hopes they also boost the national perception of Ukraine as a safe place to invest. Courtney Fingar reports.

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