Previously cherished views on asset class correlation were trashed at the height of the credit crunch – but insurers and pension funds are looking to learn from the experience. Clive Davidson reports...
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Technology vendors have had to make major changes to their products to ensure they are compatible with the raft of new regulations about to hit the financial sector – all at a time of shrinking IT budgets within some banks. In this environment, Thomson...
The financial industry is preparing for an avalanche of new regulations, from the Dodd-Frank Act to Basel III and Solvency II. For technology vendors, this has meant adapting their products to incorporate new rules on liquidity, CVA capital calculation,...
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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