Fighting fat-finger syndrome


Trading errors are a major source of operational losses for banks. Navroz Patel looks at some of the systems that banks and software firms have come up with for managing the risk

Fat-finger syndrome, the operational affliction that is jokingly said to cause traders to enter costly mistaken deals on their keyboards, struck again in December when yet another trader pressed the wrong keys.

Banking analysts speculated that investment bank UBS Warburg could have lost as much as $100 million when a

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Calibrating interest rate curves for a new era

Dmitry Pugachevsky, director of research at Quantifi, explores why building an accurate and robust interest rate curve has considerable implications for a broad range of financial operations – from setting benchmark rates to managing risk – and hinges on…

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