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Can rescue package make things better?

November 5, 2007

Will the rescue fund for American mortgage lenders being put together by Citigroup, Bank of America and JPMorgan make things better or worse?

CEOs must take a longer term view

November 5, 2007

Chuck Prince has been horribly pilloried for his now infamous “we’re still dancing” comments that came in July, just before the blow up in August. But the fact is that any bank that quit a market ahead of the peak, and any major investment bank that was absent from a key sector at a time of huge build up, would be punished by shareholders for giving up profits.

ABN AMRO unlocks the door to liquidity

November 5, 2007

For ABN AMRO’s pioneering property derivatives team the value of deals is mushrooming, but it is keen that other players enter the market and create greater liquidity. Joanne Hart reports.

A significant test of emerging markets

November 5, 2007

Taking a global perspective is vital to learn lessons from financial market turbulence and find the right approach to move forward in the future, says Jaime Caruana.

Subprimers’ short memories

October 1, 2007

The lessons of the losses experienced by Lloyd’s of London in the 1980s were overlooked by banks embroiled in the subprime crisis, who recklessly issued vast amounts of collateralised debt obligations. By Chris Skinner.

Securitisation crisis claims casualties

October 1, 2007

Several financial institutions are on the brink of the abyss caused by the temporary closure of the asset-backed securities markets. Professor Jan Pieter Krahnen reports on the crisis and its first victims.

New risk solutions put to the test

October 1, 2007

Counterparty credit risk has been one of the fastest growing exposures on derivatives dealers’ books in the last several years. Natasha de Terán explores how they have been managing this risk amid the mounting market turmoil.

Philippe El-Asmar

October 1, 2007

Barclays Capital’s head of investor solutions, Americas, tells Kathryn Tully how he successfully built a team from scratch to develop tailored structured products across all asset classes as well as equity and fund derivatives solutions.

In search of a single view of risk and return

October 1, 2007

Risk management in financial institutions should take a single view of risk and return, rather than be fragmented across the organisation. This was the topic of a round table hosted by The Banker in New York last month, and summarised here by Michael Imeson.

Four pillars of support

September 3, 2007

As the world of banking changes, risk management must keep pace, and research and risk analysis are becoming increasingly important and complex. Heather McKenzie reports on Moody’s approach to risk ratings.

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