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As spreads to be earned on other fixed income products have declined, mortgages have become more attractive but investors should know what risks are hedged and why. Mark Raaberg considers the main risk dynamics of hedging mortgages and why duration is...
Banks offering no-cost mortgages have been accused of hiding the real cost of the loan from borrowers. But as Andrew Kalotay and Jinghua Qian explain, lenders can also run into problems if they fail to calculate correctly the prepayment behaviour of these...
Il prezzo di un derivato basato su CMS (constant maturity swap) è ampiamente determinato dal valore delle volatilità nella swaption per strike estremi. Nel presente articolo, Fabio Mercurio e Andrea Pallavicini propongono una procedura semplice per...
Developing term structure models can be tricky, as unknown factors and non-observable variables can affect futures prices. But principal components analysis is useful in tackling these problems. Here, Delphine Lautier uses PCA to pin down price movements,...
Cases of insolvencies, losses and internal frauds have been increasing of late. As a result, the question is asked more and more often whether such cases could have been avoided with better governance of companies or a clearer organisational handbook....
Sergio Scandizzo and Roberto Setola explore the application of a scorecard approach to the measurement of operational risk, assessing both its reliability as a risk-management tool and the practicalities of its implementation.
To meet the Basel II advanced measurement requirements and improve op risk management, firms must establish robust loss databases. Ulrich Anders and Jürgen Platz of Dresdner Bank in Frankfurt outline such a framework.
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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