Risk magazine - VOL 15 / NO 5

Fewer options in 2001 | A Risk survey

The foreign exchange options market cooled off significantly last year, as September 11 and lower forex volatility kept dealers away. Risk’s third annual survey of 13 large forex options houses reveals that their combined 2001 volumes fell by $1.1…

Retail product design innovations

Retail investors the world over are looking for alternatives to the faltering stock and fixed-income markets. Derivatives dealers looking to tap this demand are rolling out new products and revising old ones for the retail audience. John Ferry and Navroz…

Mixed outlook for derivatives staff

After a disappointing 2001, the job market for derivatives specialists looks set to rebound this year in certain areas, while other areas remain stagnant or face even further declines. Gallagher Polyn identifies the hot spots and those areas to avoid in…

Job moves

QUOTE OF THE MONTH: - “The perception of government support may induce the counterparties of government-sponsored enterprises to apply less vigorously some of the risk controls that they apply to manage their over-the-counter derivatives exposures”…

Static data moves forward

Firms tackling high-speed and information-intensive tasks such as straight-through processing or risk management without accurate instrument and counterparty reference data may be taking enormous operational and credit risks. Clive Davidson reports on…

The future for Basel II

With Basel II delayed yet again, will revisions to the capital Accord happen at all? David Rowe says Basel I is the best argument for persevering, but any revisions must address regulatory arbitrage problems and take greater account of the full range of…

A fixed approach

Fixed Income Securities, second edition, by Frank J Fabozzi John Wiley & Sons 464 pages, $79.95 ISBN 0-471-21830-8 ISBN 981-02-4283-7 (paperback)

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