The FSA's head of financial stability would seem to have his work cut out for him. He talks to Alexander Campbell about new rules that should safeguard against future bank failures
The failure of a major investment bank. The bailout of the US mortgage agencies. The rumoured demise of further financial institutions. Now does not seem like the ideal time to be investing in the financials sector. Or does it? Laurence Neville reports
The recent history of the financial markets has been a story of cheap and widely available credit and advances in risk management techniques that have enabled investors to accurately price - in theory, at least - a book of risks. David Boorer of Northern...
It's been a month that will go down as a seminal time in the history of the banking industry. Big investment banks have failed. Others have stepped in, sensing an unmissable opportunity to extend their franchise. Barclays Capital is one of them. Its president...
The tables have turned on the Russian debt markets. After a splurge of corporate issuance in the last three years, the latter half of this year has proven a tough time for the country's financial markets. Falling oil prices, the Georgian conflict, political...
As the first anniversary of the subprime crisis passes, corporate issuers in the EMEA region continue to feel its secondary effects. With more challenging capital markets and overall reduced risk appetite from investors and banks, Sabine Renner and Max...
Risk management is now top of the boardroom agenda for mortgage lenders across the globe. Mark Witherspoon of UKValuation explains why understanding the concept of 'true loan-to-value' is a key element of any lender's approach to risk management
The managing director of agency MBS investor Annaly Capital Management talks to Sarfraz Thind about the impact of the recent decision by the US government to back mortgage agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
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Unstable financial markets are pushing risk-averse retail investors in the direction of shorter-tenor products, with some forex notes lasting only a week. An example of the interesting opportunities thrown up by today's volatile landscape, perhaps. But...
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