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Modern western societies have a paradoxical relationship with risks. On the
one hand, there is the utopian quest for a zero-risk society. On the other
hand, human activities may increase risks of all kinds, from collaterals of new
technologies to global impacts on the planet. The characteristic multiplication
of major risks in modern society and its reﬂexive impact on its development
is at the core of the concept of the “Risk Society”
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“The book represents a fresh and innovative departure from ‘traditional’ approaches to modelling of securities data. Subsequently, it also presents much more flexible ways to analyze and process the data. Even if you are not involved with re-architecting an organization’s master data handling, there are numerous ideas, principles, and nuggets that make it a worthwhile read.” –Dr.
This book is based on a series of seminars delivered over a period of many years to people
working in the global financial markets. The material has expanded and evolved over that
time. Participation on the seminars has covered the widest possible spectrum in terms of
age, background and seniority, ranging all the way from new graduate entrants to the financial
services industry up to very senior managing directors.
The past year has been one of great turmoil, with the global financial markets on the brink of collapse
and organizations struggling amid a worldwide recession, regardless of industry. Among the many effects
of this crisis, management and boards of directors are looking more closely than ever at risk, finance,
governance and operations to ensure that all proper controls are in place and functioning properly, that their
IT systems and data are secure, and that they are leveraging working capital to the greatest extent possible.
The financial crisis has, to put it mildly, seriously challenged our traditional approach to risk management.
Consequently, a number of individuals and institutions have advanced ideas for improving not only the analytical
framework, but also the status and relevance of risk management.
This report, not only reacts to the most recent episode (although we indeed reference many relevant examples),
it also attempts to address a deeper problem: the demonstrated inability of the global financial system to
constructively mitigate and deal with financial crises.
As deregulation and liberalisation has led to the emergence of global financial
markets, banks expanded their international operations and moved into multiple lines
of financial business. They developed complex risk management strategies that have
allowed them to price financial products and hedge their risk exposures in a manner
that improves expected profits, but which may generate more risk and increase
liquidity problems in certain circumstances.
The process for coping with the crisis by countries across the globe has been manifest in four
basic phases. The first has been intervention to contain the contagion and restore confidence in
the system. This has required extraordinary measures both in scope, cost, and extent of
government reach. The second has been coping with the secondary effects of the crisis,
particularly the global recession and flight of capital from countries in emerging markets and
elsewhere that have been affected by the crisis.
Until now little had been known about the global reach of the financial sector—the
extent of financial inclusion and the degree to which such groups as the poor,
women, and youth are excluded from formal financial systems. Systematic indica-
tors of the use of different financial services had been lacking for most economies.
The Global Financial Inclusion (Global Findex) database provides such indicators.
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Trading is competitive. It is a zero-sum game—for every winner, there
is a loser. And, if that is not challenging enough, some of the brightest
people in the world are professional traders. When trading the
financial markets, the retired attorney, former marketing executive, or
housewife is akin to David squaring off against Goliath. At first glance, it
appears that the little guy has no chance to succeed. However, remember
that when the biblical battle ended, it was David who was still standing....
The risk of computer crime has become a global issue affecting almost all countries. Salifu (2008) argues that the Internet is a "double-edged sword" providing many opportunities for individuals and organizations to develop and prosper, but at the same time has brought with it new opportunities to commit crime. For example, Nigeria-related financial crime is extensive and 122 out of 138 countries at an Interpol meeting complained about Nigerian involvement in financial fraud in their countries.
This title sets out to equip the lay reader with a clear and thorough explanation of financial derivatives and how they work. It features an introduction to the entire realm of derivatives, utilising a range of real life examples to provide a broad outlook on the subject matter which is global in perspective. It also presents a lucid conceptual background to derivatives by avoiding unecessary technical details.
This book examines women’s financial activity from the early days of the stock
market in eighteenth-century England and the South Sea Bubble to the mid
twentieth century. The essays demonstrate how many women managed their
own finances despite legal and social restrictions and show that women were
neither helpless, incompetent and risk-averse, nor were they unduly cautious and
conservative. Rather, many women learnt about money and made themselves
effective and engaged managers of the funds at their disposal....
Dobrinsky et al. (2001) conjecture that some specific types of soft budget constraints
in a transitional environment may emerge as a result of distortions in incentive structures. In
particular, distorted incentives may have an effect both on the determinants of credit supply
and credit demand.
In turn, incentive structures are a reflection of the institutional
environment and the conduct of economic policy in the broader sense. Consequently, policy
reforms and policy shocks can be expected to affect the determinants of credit flows both on
the supply and the demand side.
The latest downswing in ME was induced by the bursting of the real estate bubble in the
US and the subsequent global crisis in the financial markets. External drivers, such as oil
price shocks, have often triggered slumps in ME. The major difference to past slumps lies
in the fact that the risks have not yet faded out and global disequilibria are sustainable,
creating a slightly gloomy outlook on the industry, which will be further discussed in
The long-term outlook for ME in the EU-27 is closely related to regional trends, above all
to the degree...
There are different ways of managing credit risks for different companies: for
financial institutions the mechanisms of handling credit risk issues are mainly
embedded in various credit derivatives, while for non-financial companies
those are mostly involved in the legibly formulated contract terms. At the same
time, however, we are observing erasing the conceptual distinctions between
financial and nonfinancial companies due to the same more competitive
environment and globalization processes. ...