Risk magazine - Volume19/No9

Centralising the server

Yahoo! has been at the cutting edge of the internet revolution for the past 10 years, but its treasury risk management team has been relatively conservative in its use of derivatives. Jayne Jung talks to Yahoo! treasurer Gideon Yu

Awakening giant?

Some circumstances endure long enough to become embedded in the unexamined assumptions of a generation. In the case of the Japanese economy, these assumptions could prove costly, argues David Rowe

The plight of permanent capital

Permanent capital vehicles have been touted as a solution for alternative asset managers seeking stable long-term financing. However, the market has all but closed to new business, prompting deal sponsors to rethink the way these vehicles are structured…

Modelling and estimating dependent loss given default

Martin Hillebrand proposes a portfolio credit risk model with dependent loss given default (LGD), offering a reasonable economic interpretation that is easily applicable to real data. He builds a precise mathematical framework, and stresses some…

Beyond Black-Litterman in practice

In principle, the copula-opinion pooling (COP) approach extends the Black-Litterman methodology to non-normally distributed markets and views. However, the implementations of the COP framework presented so far rely on restrictive quasi-normal assumptions…

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