Uncertainty was the overriding characteristic of energy markets last year, stemming from jitters over the worldwide economy and impending sweeping regulatory change. This year looks set to be equally...
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Writing to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in November 2010, the general counsel of MF Global highlighted what the firm saw as a key risk in the shift to central clearing for over-the-counter derivatives – the danger that smaller firms...
Keep the Kid, do away with the teenager. The Kid in question is the Key Information Document, courtesy of the European Commission; the teenager is the 20-odd page ‘final terms and conditions' that are generated in Germany's structured products market...
While European leaders scramble about trying to fix the eurozone debt crisis, behind the scenes the (equally slow and equally frustrating) process of hammering out the fine details of Solvency II continues. In the past few weeks an interesting document...
The price of carbon hit all-time lows last month and, at around €7, carbon credits under the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) are currently well below the €20–30 that experts estimate is needed to stimulate investment in clean technology....
Some time after a major US institution lost heavily on plunging financial markets in the middle of an economic crisis, and eventually collapsed into bankruptcy, many of its clients are still waiting – and litigating – to discover what has happened...
In 2009, China was instrumental in stabilising the global economy after the Lehman-induced financial meltdown. Don’t expect similar largesse from the world’s newest economic superpower if the major developed nations suffer a double-dip
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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