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Phase out of Libor has little or no effect on structured finance transactions tied to benchmark

With Libor and other inter-bank offered rate (IBOR) benchmarks expected to end in 2021, transactions tied to them may not be impacted, according to a report by S&P Global Ratings.

Report aims to promote development of China’s panda bond market

China’s bond market grew to RMB70tn (more than $10bn) by the end of August 2017, making it the third largest in the world.

European repo market liquidity returns

An estimated 6.4 per cent increase in Europe’s repo market over the first six months of 2017 could be the precursor of a return of liquidity.

Assets continue to flow into alternatives as total AUM climbs to $6.5tn

The largest alternative investment managers globally saw assets under management grow by 10 per cent in 2016 to $4tn, according to a survey by Willis Towers Watson (WWT).

Global executives see riskier world

Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of global executives think the world has become a risker place, according to a BDO risk survey. This represents a 15 percentage point drop from 2016.

Changing trans-Atlantic tides in financial whistleblower protection

These are interesting times for financial sector whistleblowers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Concerns over cyber security raised for financial services

Nine in 10 global cyber security and risk experts believe a cyber risk is systemic. They think simultaneous attacks on multiple companies are likely in 2017, according to a study by American International Group (AIG).