Expectations of a Greek debt restructuring are growing, but there are concerns credit default swap (CDS) contracts will not be triggered – something that could have a severe impact on the CDS market....
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After turning one of the highest proprietary trading profits in the history of Credit Suisse Commodities in 2009, Tony Hall launched hedge fund Duet Commodities Fund last year. He will be delivering the keynote talk at Energy Risk’s Commodities and...
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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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