When Risk first wrote about scenario analysis of the eurozone debt crisis in June 2010, banks were sketching out a variety of outcomes and then attaching rough market moves to them. The scenarios themselves...
Country risk classifications "are not sovereign ratings" says OECD. US regulators last month proposed using them as an alternative to external credit ratings
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Well-timed trades can appear lucky – hindsight revealing that a decision to buy or sell coincided precisely with a market trough or peak. On the other hand, it’s often said that luck is self-made – the decision is informed by some conviction or...
The credit derivatives market has not seen a year like 2011. Volatility was higher in the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers collapse in September 2008, but it focused primarily on financial names. Last year’s fear was less discriminating, encompassing...
It is not an easy time to be a European debt issuer. In the last weeks of 2011, Germany saw bids at its November 23 auction fall 35% short of the maximum planned issuance, Standard & Poor’s warned that 15 eurozone countries – including AAA-rated France...
Further downgrades for Italy would cause its inflation-linked bonds to drop out of a Barclays Capital index, prompting mass selling by fund managers, dealers fear
With the deepening crisis in the eurozone, emerging market debt is looking an ever more attractive investment. Blake Evans-Pritchard reports
Draft language could affect the way hedge funds perform their own internal credit analysis
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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