Dealers have been busy war-gaming eurozone break-up scenarios in recent months. But one of the most complex, and uncertain, areas is what would happen to derivatives contracts in the event one or more...
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 –...
Risk perceptions in the eurozone fell today as France and Germany agreed new treaty plans that will sanction fiscally irresponsible member states
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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Cost of insuring against a German government default remains stable after yesterday’s lacklustre debt auction, but risk perceptions on German banks surge
Dealers say regulators have cooked up a pro-cyclical credit value adjustment capital charge that will force them to buy increasing amounts of protection in an illiquid market, regardless of changes in counterparty credit. The impact will be felt by uncollateralised...
Spreads flat or slightly tighter despite political squabbling over size of EFSF
Risk perceptions on European banks fall as Merkel and Sarkozy agree to produce a recapitalisation plan within the month
The decision by Moody’s to downgrade Lloyds and RBS fails to spark surge in CDS spreads, while other European banks finish more or less unchanged on the week despite continuing woes in the eurozone
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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