Moody’s Investors Service today warned investors to be wary of potential ‘moral hazard’ associated with the proliferation of digital credit default swaps (CDS).
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Japan’s Daiwa Securities SMBC has launched a CDO of equity default swaps (EDS), making it the first pure EDS portfolio to be rated globally.
Property and casualty insurers in the US are holding inadequate loss reserves, according to a study by Moody’s Investors Services. The extent to which some insurers are exposed to liquidity risk through this inadequacycould even result in future downgrades....
Bank of China International (BOCI) has launched its first credit-linked investment product for Hong Kong’s retail investors.
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A total of 65 collaterised debt obligation (CDO) contracts have “a direct exposure on Parmalat or its relevant subsidiaries”, said rating agency Moody’s Investors Service.
In an exclusive interview with Operational Risk, an executive from Moody's Investor Services, the US-based rating agency, said the firm's approach to operational risk assessments is "evolving".
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