Ailing Irish bank Anglo Irish unveiled terms for a widely anticipated exchange of its subordinated debt on October 21. But could senior bondholders also see some pain?
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Fitch Ratings stress test concludes that eight european insurers would require "further analysis" after sovereign risk fallout
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Wider sovereign debt insurance costs follow Spanish ratings downgrade and falling equity prices
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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