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  1. Network investment works for Raiffeisen Centrobank in CEE

    The certificate pays an annual 4.88% bonus yield if the Euro Stoxx 50 never loses 50% or more, a level that was not breached even during the worst days of the financial crisis. This bonus certificate stands for high risk protection as it has an...

  2. Dealing with funding on uncollateralised swaps

    Even before the crisis, if a dealer was either receiving or paying a big upfront amount, the trade would not be discounted using Libor but a particular funding rate. The financial crisis has caused this assumption to be thrown out of the window.

  3. Sponsored webinar: Strengthening the defences

    Regulators are also responding to concerns about the global rise in fraud that is both a cause of and the result of the current economic crisis. Of course, as you know, this period I have described is the period of the mortgage crisis in the US.

  4. CarMax Sees Rise in Sports Car Searches

    Either this is a sign that consumer confidence may be returning or the mid-life crisis is recession-proof. CarMax, the largest retailer of used cars in the U.S.says that searches for sports cars rose 6% in September, compared to August.

  5. Martin Currie Absolute Return Fund - Japan Fund: Martin Currie Investment Management

    So, while US and UK companies experienced a dramatic deleveraging of extremely highly leveraged balance sheets, Japan had already reduced leverage significantly prior to the financial crisis. The job-for-life mentality has changed.

  6. Insurance debt: Don't take a tumble

    Just as in the 2001/2002 crisis, when legislators changed accounting rules in several jurisdictions, the IASB has now permitted a reclassification of assets to avoid further writedowns. Various life insurers have pursued federal TARP financing, and...

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  7. Proxy-hedging problems

    The former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, has declared that the US is now suffering its worst financial crisis since World War II, and consensus appears to be emerging that an extended recession looms in the world's largest...

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  8. Call selling gains popularity

    Implied volatilities have soared since the third quarter of last year in the wake of the US subprime mortgage crisis. However, the premium the investor earns from selling the option can be attractive if they feel the underlying stock price is...

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