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As heads roll at UBS over the $2.3 billion rogue-trading losses the Swiss bank suffered in September, it’s reassuring to think that accountability is not yet a forgotten concept in finance. But if accountability is limited to firing people after a disaster,...
The eurozone debt crisis raises a fundamental question about the risk-free status of sovereign debt in Solvency II. The events of recent months have shown that some government bonds are anything but risk free. Yet Solvency II’s standard formula maintains...
Binning the 'originate-to-distribute' banking model in favour of the 'buy-and-hold' model would reduce the role of securitisation – a risk-sharing mechanism that, when done properly, can bring benefits to issuers and buyers alike
In one part of the world, volatility would appear to be too tricky a concept to be sold to retail investors, though it may prove palatable to those that are more sophisticated. In the US, volatility is bandied about as a new asset class, while in Asia...
Crude oil has had another bumpy ride this year and so, therefore, has every corporation and sovereign nation that hasn't hedged its exposure to the commodity. Brent crude – now the preferred global benchmark due to West Texas Intermediate's continued...
LCH.Clearnet's then-chief executive, Roger Liddell, knew what he was doing when he told Risk in April last year that the margin standards being used by one of the firm’s rivals were “bordering on reckless” (Risk May 2010, page 9). With regulators...
It couldn’t have been timed better. On Monday, the UK’s Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) put out its final report, calling for banks to ring-fence their investment banking activities to prevent any problems in the investment bank from bringing...
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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