Risk magazine - Volume21/No8

The rates escape

A sudden inversion of the euro interest rate curve in June caught dealers and investors by surprise, causing losses for those that had put on curve steepener trades. Dealers rushed to hedge their short gamma positions, forcing the curve to invert further…

No going back

The credit crisis has highlighted a series of failings in risk management systems and processes at banks. Hans Blommestein of the OECD describes the steps banks must take to continue to benefit from using derivatives in the long run

Truth and responsibility

The meltdown in subprime collateralised debt obligations will affect financial markets for years. One likely result will be a renewed market willingness to reward sound credit underwriting - and therein lies a valuable business opportunity, argues David…

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