Warren Buffet once famously described derivatives as “financial weapons of mass destruction”. The ‘Sage of Omaha’, in one of his annual letters to shareholders in his Berkshire Hathaway company,...
Op risk managers must learn to live with greater regulatory scrutiny – they might even come to appreciate it
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In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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