Risk awards 2011
Risk awards 2011
A cloudy outlook
The age of change
Open for all
Speed is the key
Asset to the system
Countering the credit challenge
Free for all
The challenges of central clearing
Economic growth in Asia, coupled with increased investment in electronic derivatives trading technology during the past 15 years, has resulted in a vastly improved risk management culture in the region. Clive Davidson reports
Pension investing is a long-term game – but the financial crisis forced most funds to adjust their strategies to meet the demands of short-term volatility. The impact of this experience has been felt differently across Europe. Clive Davidson reports
Recent crises have drummed home that banks need to calculate risk exposures in as close to real time as possible. To do that, risk managers need to process huge amounts of data, but current systems often lack the capability. How can banks address this...
Operational risk is potentially the biggest risk faced by insurers – and also one of the most difficult to model. However, as a number of loss data aggregation initiatives globally either emerge or mature, insurers are better placed to quantify their...
Solvency II is not just an issue for European insurers. Faced with the increasingly global nature of the financial sector, South Africa’s financial regulator is bringing in its own version of the regulation. But the schedule to implementation is tight....
The structured product market is staggering to its feet after the financial crisis dealt it a near fatal blow. Simple payout structures, shorter terms and capital protection kept the market alive, then investors looked to structures with payouts linked...
Secrets and lies
The past few years have shown the importance of robust risk management, but also highlighted shortcomings in the risk approaches of many buy-side firms.
Fear of a spike in consumer prices has created greater demand for inflation protection from a variety of participants. This has increased the need for inflation pricing and analytics tools – but it is not as simple as tweaking existing models used for...