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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Nassim Taleb & Richard Herring - The Black Swan Debate

Black swans or to be precise, living with them is an interesting discussion that Nassim Taleb and Richard Herring have captured and published on the internet.

There are some valid and fascinating points from this chit-chat that I believe are worthy of embellishment and that is what I have taken to do here in this post.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Economist Intelligence Unit - Risk Radar 2011

The Economist Intelligence Unit has recently published a survey on risk management preparedness for global businesses which reports some interesting findings.

Continue reading to see summary

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

RMA Speech - How Basel III impacts Counterparty Risk

PRESENTATION [ Fast Download Here ]

An RMA Singapore Chapter speech on the impacts of Basel III for Counterparty Risk has been made available on the Causal Capital blog page here for download, see the link above. The presentation can also be received by contacting the Risk Management Association.

Causal Capital has delivered two counterparty risk speaking events in Singapore this week. This is the second presentation in the set and it builds on the first document that was designed to review the key components of a best practice counterparty risk system.
Continue reading to see the key points that are covered in this presentation.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A component view of Counterparty Risk

Credit and counterparty risk is the risk theme for Singapore this coming week, with two major events running in the city that cover this unique risk discipline in "technicality".

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

US regulators release new rules for Credit Risk Retention

New proposed rules for Asset Backed Securities have been released by the US regulatory agencies for comment. 

These rules are aimed at addressing the way in which banks securitize their loan portfolios and are a response to one of the main causes for the credit crisis in 2008.

What lies ahead for banks and investors?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

ISO 10674 standard for credit rating agencies

International Organization for Standardization has recently published a new ISO standard that targets rating agencies directly. ISO announced this release on the 30th of March 2011 and is classifying the program as the Credit Rating Agency Standard; which will be a unique set of requirements to assist with improving the way credit rating agencies operate and report ratings.

In this article we are briefly going to look at labelled ISO 10674, what this standard aims to achieve, why it has come into existence and how it could be a game changer for the credit rating agencies.