19. April 2017

Basel IV implementation on European level

Last November the EU commission published its proposal for amending the CRR and the CRD. In our latest issue of LPA News we provide you with an overview over important topics and expected legal acts. We wish you an enjoyable…

14. March 2017

Video: How to maintain a Bank’s DNA in a fast-paced digital age?

How to maintain a Bank’s DNA in a fast-paced digital age? We understand the reality of the capital market and digital change. With this knowledge we can help you to adopt to the new world and become the bank of…

14. March 2017

Geblitzt!: Read the current LPA Geistesblitz Fixed Income:

“Schuldschein-Darlehen” (promissory note loans) are the financing vehicle of recent years. Companies increasingly prefer it as a form of financing over bank loans or corporate bonds. Thus, the 129 transactions placed in 2016 marked a new record of the yearly…

24. February 2017

Statement of the ESA concerning variation margin requirements

The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) react to difficulties regarding the implementation of variation margin requirements starting the 1st of March. The ESAs point out that a shift of the deadline is only possible through a formal EU legislative process, which…

8. February 2017

London calling!

Stuctured products and derivatives: two key product groups of the global financial world. On February 1st and 2nd 2017 they brought together senior representatives from retail banks, insurance companies, investment banks, funds, regulatory bodies, law firms and independent investment advisors…

7. February 2017

Geblitzt!: Read the current LPA Geistesblitz issue “Liborfactor with maximum and minimum interest rate.”

In the past weeks, political upheavals in the US, the USD Interest rate development and the last two FOMC meetings led us to focus our attention on the US market. Hence our first Geistesblitz edition of 2017 covers a USD…

27. January 2017

EMIR: Impact of CSA modifications on the value of Derivative Portfolios

On 4th of January 2017 the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/2251 on risk-mitigation techniques for OTC derivative contracts not cleared by a central counterparty entered into force. Additionally to the introduction of an initial margin, the regulation affects the variation margin…

11. January 2017

Quantification of counterparty risks and regulatory timeline

In 2017, as in previous years, important regulatory deadlines are set. Numerous amendments in particular to the clearing obligation, the bilateral collateralisation and the trade reporting of OTC derivatives, as well as the transparency of securities financing transactions will enter…

15. September 2016

Geblitzt!: Read the current LPA Geistesblitz issue “SwapCap, when the desired hedging maturity exceeds the loan maturity.”

The positive development of the real estate markets and the current low financing costs tend to obstruct the view at the risks of long-dated real estate financings. Increased property values, a low yield environment and a positive outlook foster a…

17. June 2016

Geblitzt!: Read the current LPA Geistesblitz issue „EUR-GBP Forward transactions with conditional rate improvement “.

On June 23rd 2016, the citizens of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will vote on whether or not to remain part of the European Union. Several weeks ago it seemed as if the British would stay in the EU. However,…

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