Buffett's warning on perils of volatility is well justified, argues Kaminski
Warren Buffett’s plan to reinsure wrapped municipal bonds has been given short shrift by monoline bond insurers.
Hedge fund managers are becoming interested in behavioural theory, anincreasingly influential branch of economics that describes the role of intuitivebias in investment decision-making. According to one finance professor,behaviouralism provides valuable…
Derivatives are both a help and a danger to global financial stability, according to the deputy governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Large.
US energy company debt has reached critical levels, with nervous investors and banks working hard to keep these companies afloat. But Paul Lyon finds the secretive hedge fund industry could also lend a helping hand
Former-derivatives-trader-turned-author Frank Partnoy wants to see tougher accounting standards and risk disclosures to deter corporate crooks. But are the regulators listening? Maria Kielmas reports
A wide range of leading derivatives practitioners attending the International Swaps and Derivatives (Isda) annual general meeting spoke out against last month’s comments by US investor Warren Buffett, in which he compared derivatives to “weapons of mass…
Warren Buffett's stinging critique of the derivatives business in March represents the latest call for more derivatives disclosure. But despite some notable moves in this direction, most financial institutions remain stubbornly opaque.
In a speech today, Alan Greenspan, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, defended the use of derivatives as hedging tools, especially credit derivatives. His comments come in the wake of Warren Buffett’s criticism of derivatives as potential “time bombs”.
Robert Diamond, chief executive of Barclays Capital, the investment banking arm of the UK’s Barclays Bank, has hit back at comments made by US investor Warren Buffett, who said on Monday that derivatives were “time bombs”. “[Buffett] should be wary of…
Derivatives are “time bombs” for the parties that deal in them and for the economic system as a whole, high-profile US investor Warren Buffett warned yesterday.