Bank of America Merrill Lynch has named Sanaz Zaimi as head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as well as head of debt and equity Structured...
Commodity-linked structured and exchange traded products (ETPs) have suffered in the second quarter of 2009 as inflows into the investments have slowed, according to Barclays Capital.
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Following 12 months of unprecedented turbulence in the financial markets, Danske Bank has retained top place in the 2009 Nordic Risk derivatives rankings, fending off a stiff challenge from Nordea Bank in second and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken in...
Having eluded the first wave of the financial crisis, Norwegian banks were finally pulled into the storm when volatility ramped-up a gear last autumn. In an exclusive interview with Nordic Risk, Emil Steffensen, deputy director general and head of the...
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In the multitude of reports into the causes of the financial crisis, regulatory bodies, including the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the Financial Stability Forum, have cited inadequacies in stress-testing as a key failing of banks. Taking...
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Technology can provide a competitive advantage in banking. How it is applied by Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions, to the benefit for their risk management systems, is discussed.
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