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  1. CVA hedge losses prompt focus on swaptions and guarantees

    Regulators and accountants don't agree on CVA but banks say smart hedges exist Since late 2012, Deutsche Bank has lost €443 million euros on hedges that cut its capital requirement for derivatives counterparty exposure – a trade-off banks face...

  2. A Facebook Search Engine to Rival Google? Users Dislike That Idea [Survey]

    If Greenlight’s Search students, law enforcement professionals, medical staff, accountants, lawyers, the unemployed, and everyone in between” according to the press release) is any indication, Facebook might want to hold off until the public is a...

  3. How to Google-Proof Your Small Business SEM Strategy

    Accountants can write about a recent change to the tax code that can save money. Small business owners already live on the edge, often with large debt and little margin for error. The failure rate for small business is high, and growing rapidly...

  4. Kerviel case study reveals rogue-trading indicators

    The bank’s accountants had also contacted the Delta One team twice about discrepancies in Kerviel’s books. Kerviel’s defence in court – and in his book Memoires d’un trade, published in May – has been that his superiors knew exactly what he was doing.

  5. Limited opportunities for expansion

    However, for niche offshore law firms, the position is different and they say they have already seen a number of these offshore firms providing other fund services.At Kaye Scholer, partner Simon Firth expects new services to include operational...

  6. Making a good match

    Language and cultural barriers are often cited as concerns, and validly so, but the more fundamental concern should be the ease of use of available structures.Speed of set-up, language, light regulation (although the availability of light...

  7. Determining fair value comes under attack

    With volatile and unpredictable markets, a changing regulatory landscape and different views and advice being issued from numerous official and unofficial bodies, accountants are struggling to find a fair value process for the valuation of a fund...

  8. Two accounting standard setters dominate

    They are officially recognised as authoritative by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. It is supported by an external advisory council, the Standards Advisory Council (SAC), and...

  9. Preparing for a legislative onslaught

    Since the Mutual Funds Act of 1996, the BVI has attracted a steady flow of hedge fund formations and currently ranks as the second largest domicile for hedge funds.The growth in company and fund formations has led to a parallel growth in law firms...

  10. On the move

    Munich Re previously had only local chief accountants in Beijing and Hong Kong and one local CFO in Singapore. People Rabobank International has promoted Martijn Nijziel to Hong Kong-based head of global financial markets (GFM) for the Asia-Pacific...

  11. .Me and .Pro Domains to Go on Sale

    Accountants Beginning tomorrow (July 17), GoDaddy will offer .me domains in open registration. The registrar and hosting provider hopes that people will sign up for two reasons: 1.to have their own name as their domain and 2.to have more control...