Risk magazine - VOL 15 / NO 3

Job moves

QUOTE OF THE MONTH: - “Few regulators really understand derivatives... That’s not their fault, many of us don’t either” A London forex trader commenting on AIB’s $750 million loss. Source: The Mirror, February 7

Pinched budgets strain IT decisions

The September 11 attacks and continuing economic downturn have severely affected the global banking industry. Now banks’ IT departments must increasingly justify their build-or-buy decisions in terms of value for money, speed and increased functionality.

Solving the pensions puzzle

A host of market and structural problems are plaguing US corporate pension plans. Derivatives dealers are pitching a number of potential solutions.

The risk breaker

To claw its way back from its problem-loan nadir in the late 1990s, Bank of America embraced risk-adjusted return metrics and credit risk distribution techniques. Amy Brinkley is overseeing its turnaround.

Books | The equities architect

Structured Equity Derivatives, the Definitive Guide to Exotic Options and Structured Notes by Harry Kat, John Wiley & Sons. 392 pages, $89.95. ISBN 0–461–48652–3

Pushing the equities button

The increase in size, diversity and sophistication of the equity derivatives markets has spurred demand for more efficient technology. How are firms responding?

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