Take a look at our page 1 this week: U.S. notes that allow investors to profit from a steepening of the yield curve surged in January and February. Also inside this issue: Our exclusive, don’t-miss-it table on electronic platforms — who’s doing what, with lots of details. Plus, a look at the Japanese structured notes [...]
CLO s paying the lowest rates in five years are being snapped up by investors, providing the fuel that’s contributing to the biggest surge in corporate buyouts since before the financial crisis. CLICK HERE FOR MORE
by Elizabeth Krutoholow Biogen’s hemophilia drugs may provide a breakthrough for patients by offering protection against bleeding with fewer infusions than standard agents, Dr. Jerry Powell, a hematologist with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center said in an interview. These drugs will compete against currently marketed recombinant factors like Baxter’s Advate and Pfizer’s [...]
When a bank makes loans and they start to go bad, at what point should it tell shareholders that the loans are going to lose money? This question is at the heart of new rules being proposed in Europe and the U.S. to address distortions caused by the so-called incurred loss method currently required under loan accounting rules. Click here to continue reading.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations has completed more than roughly 40 examinations of new investment adviser registrants with more than 80 underway since the end of last year, according to Andrew Bowden, deputy director of OCIE. Click here to continue reading.
Check out the first two pages of the newsletter this week: Euro Stoxx 50 notes were snapped up last month by U.S. investors. Inside the full version: BX Berne scraps a plan to go head to head with Scoach in trading of structured products and Edward Rogers talks about demand for notes in Japan.
Volatility control or risk control is a growing trend among fund managers, insurers selling variable annuities and index providers. In this example, a strategy that rebalances between S&P500 stocks and cash while keeping volatility fixed at 10 percent outperforms the index itself since the start of 2008.
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Compiled by Andrew Berens, MD, Senior Healthcare Analyst, Bloomberg Industries and Elizabeth Krutoholow Arena and Eisai’s decision to price obesity drug Belviq at a premium to competitor Vivus may create a hurdle for the companies without broad coverage from insurers. Eisai disclosed that the wholesale acquisition cost of Belviq has been set at $199.50 for [...]