Various items of news reflect the disturbed circumstances of both the financial sector and the wider economy as we head into high summer. The cost of shorting financial stocks has risen sharply recently,...
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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Fears over the strength of the Icelandic banking system have caused the krona to plunge, prompting the country's central bank to hike interest rates to record levels. The initiative seems to have worked, with the currency rebounding and credit spreads...
What separated the small group of winners from the larger group of losers in the subprime crisis was the ability to apply the brakes at the right time. Too often risk managers have been relegated to secondary status and their advice has gone unheeded....
S&P's upgrade to BBB- for Brazil is in part reward for the country's prudent economic policies that have seen it quadruple international reserves, but could rising inflation spoil the party?
In a special extended Talking Point, we ask whether the global economy is about to slip into recession, and, if so, what its effects may be. Our respondents reveal surprising differences of opinion..
Financial institutions need to know how changes in economic scenarios may affect their risk and capital. In the wake of the subprime crisis, a growing number of banks are using economic scenario generators to devise new situations and measure the impact...
With the financial markets still reeling from the crisis in credit, and concerns about a global recession becoming more justified by the day, Matthew Attwood speaks to an economist from Moody's Economy.com about the role of central banks in maintaining...
With its close links to the US, Mexico might be expected to suffer from a similar slump in structured finance. But having learnt from past experiences, the country's tighter credit controls have insulated it to some degree from the worst of the crisis,...
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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