Entries by Adam Garson

Are asset managers still walking the variation margining tightrope?

Anyone wondering how the buy-side is getting on with variation margining? Remember all the speculation about how any firm missing the March 1st EMIR deadline could have certain derivatives trades shut down? Jonathan Adams, senior practitioner at Delta Capita, asks whether asset managers are still walking a tightrope when it comes to variation margining. Click […]

PD3 – Are You Thinking About It?

While many will still recall the pain of “PD2” implementation in 2012, the European Union (EU) has announced a new Prospectus Regulation that will repeal and replace the existing Directive, becoming fully effective in 2019. Despite taking the form of a Regulation rather than a Directive, this new Regulation is commonly being referred to as […]

Does the CBOE takeover of BATS go against the spirit of MiFID?

From expanding into more asset classes, to offering new ETFs, currencies and cash stocks trading, there is no question the US$3.2bn acquisition of BATs provides CBOE with a truly global multi asset one-stop shop. CBOE will benefit from new revenue streams from the fastest growing markets. Recent estimates also suggest that by using BATS technology, […]

Insurance 2017: What Maslow Means for Keeping Customers

Many firms apply Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to seduce customers – but stop once a sale is made. Why not continue? Explaining customer needs through the theory of Maslow is common practice. Marketers often apply the principles to attract new customers. However, if you fail to continue to do this once you have attracted a […]

Priips has resulted in co-operation between ultra-competitive banks

They say good things come to those who wait, and market participants have certainly had to be patient as first the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II) and then, at the eleventh hour, the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (Priips) regulation was put back for another year. Joe Channer, CEO of Delta Capita, […]

Insurance 2017: A Journey Toward Self-Disruption

Insurers are aware that they may need to change their business models, but are current initiatives sufficiently grounded? Onno Bloemers, Delta Capita Insurance Lead, suggests more of ‘the right stuff’ might be required in order to overcome innovation obstacles. Last year, an EIOPA stress test revealed that a large portion of European insurers remain vulnerable […]