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EDF Trading North America’s head of credit risk talks to Lianna Brinded exclusively about the misconceptions of assessing credit risk in the energy and commodities market
Basel Committee’s Peter Praet acknowledges disagreement; Charles Goodhart warns lack of consensus will stop central banks acting to stem financial imbalances
An indicator of sovereign risk
Cornered on collateral
Investors are complaining that documentation for high yield bond deals has become increasingly opaque and poorly structured, making it difficult to gauge the level of risk. Will the glut of high yield supply that is set to hit the market over the coming...
Turning up the heat
The chief economist at Independent Strategy, Bob McKee, explains why a repricing of sovereign debt and defaults of advanced economies would be “logical” outcomes in the next stage of the financial crisis.
The emergence of credit risk mitigation techniques has enabled banks to continue lending while easing their concentration risks. But this has come at a heavy cost, as investors in many complex, leveraged synthetic structures discovered following the collapse...
A new awareness of the importance of monitoring credit risk alongside market risk has prompted a need for better risk aggregation within energy companies, according to experts
Institutions in Germany, Spain and Greece would be unable to maintain capital levels under “adverse scenarios”
Chartered Financial Analyst, the qualification that is de rigueur for any aspiring fund manager, fails to address the principles of proper risk management.
Bond investors have snapped up German Bunds in recent weeks, with Europe’s sovereign debt crisis triggering a flight to quality. But is Germany really the safe haven it appears? Credit explores potential vulnerabilities in the German economy and assesses...
The ink was hardly dry on Basel II when the international financial crisis saw that agreement being ripped up and recreated as Basel III.
The energy markets still face an unprecedented level of regulatory risk over the next year, as impending changes to the US financial system loom, while at the same time, BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill has presented major operational risk factors for...