Risk magazine - Volume20/No11

How to heal a paper cut

London-based hedge fund manager Solent Capital hit the headlines in August after its SIV-lite, Mainsail II, became a victim of the liquidity squeeze in the commercial paper market, and was forced to wind down. However, the manager is looking to take…

Marking to mayhem

Market ups and downs have produced a roller-coaster ride for mark-to-market valuations of structured credit. Funds have responded by suspending net asset value calculations, arguing it is impossible to fairly value assets held by them under present…

Cutting the Gordian knot

Basel II remains wedded to incremental extensions to the market risk rules. It is time for a bolder approach in this area, argues David Rowe

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