The US Treasury told the country's major banks they must ensure their capital levels can cope with a severe recession, including unemployment over 10% and an overall 47% drop in house prices from their...
Tarp contracts granting financial aid to failing US banking and automotive firms to be made available online, says new Treasury secretary Tim Geithner
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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The US Treasury has released new rules under its Troubled Asset Relief Program
WASHINGTON, DC - While the US has been celebrating the presidential election victory of Barack Obama, financial services firms are worried what a future with a Democratic president and a strong Democratic majority in Congress will hold. During his presidential...
Treasury secretary Hank Paulson closed the door to systematic US government purchases of illiquid mortgage-backed securities under its $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Programme (Tarp), during a briefing in Washington, DC today.
AIG was shored up by a restructuring plan hammered out by the US Treasury and Federal Reserve Bank of New York today, which involved the creation of an off-balance-sheet vehicle to neutralise some of the insurer’s hefty collateralised debt obligation...
The approval by the US Congress of a $700 billion rescue package in October has paved the way for the US Treasury to purchase illiquid assets from banks' balance sheets. The question is: how will these assets be valued? In this month's Class Notes article,...
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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