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  1. UBS offers bankruptcy remoteness and white-labelling twist

    A lot of business was done in the ‘balance sheet is for free' world before the financial crisis, and a big part of our business just died," says Grob. UBS is active across all major geographies and covers the full product set.

  2. In-depth introduction: Expected shortfall

    A welter of double-digit-billions trading losses in the opening phase of the financial crisis broke VAR, and the Basel Committee has since proposed it should be replaced with expected shortfall – seen as a better judge of tail risk.

  3. Industry confronts hard choices in CCP recovery debate

    For all the FSB's post-crisis work on ending too-big-to-fail across every part of the financial system, many participants believe that, when push comes to shove, systemically important CCPs would still never be allowed to default, even if it...

  4. The secrets of successful energy trading firms

    Such firms, including US-based Calpine, Dynegy and Reliant, recruited many talented individuals to run their trading operations, but faced serious headwinds in the wake of the Enron crisis. Phibro has had the best of both worlds, bringing together...

  5. Industry picks holes in BCR proposals

    Conversely, in periods of weak bond valuation the approach might “understate” capital resources, leading to large-scale asset sell-offs in times of financial crisis – the classic pro-cyclical nightmare.

  6. The Social CEO: 6 Reasons Why the CEO Must Lead the Way

    Having provided media training to prepare executives for interaction with the media and press during events, promotions, or times of crisis, the same approach translates nicely to social media. Not just to win the hearts and minds of customers, but...

  7. 2 Books Offer Killer Social PR, Facebook Ad Tactics

    Crisis Management KPIs– When crisis hits, how about a “feel good” campaign to settle things using Facebook ads? Crisis management KPIs set to offset negative publicity. Investor Relations KPIs– Sending messages to financial stakeholders or angel...

  8. Digital Marketers Need to Work on Elevator Pitch for Holiday Season

    Even Americans who do have jobs still aren't confident enough to spend freely and many are still pained by their loss of wealth since the financial crisis struck in 2008. So, if the digital world is humming right along, what does this mean for the...

  9. Energy strategy remains promising for hedge funds despite its volatility

    Robert Toole, managing director at Creststreet, reveals that during the financial crisis he “maintained exposure. The eurozone crisis and the events unfolding in China are having a detrimental impact on growth.

  10. Politicians and regulators need to focus on supporting financial services

    The reaction of politicians and regulators to the financial crisis has, in the main, been akin to rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic after it has sunk.This could be applied to the EU’s ill-fated alternative investment fund managers (AIFM...

  11. Asian demand spurs commodities boom

    The current trend has its roots in 2007, before being halted somewhat by the global economic crisis during 2008 and the first half of 2009. The combination of these enables you to have visibility and a more complete picture of the overall market...

  12. Risk managers debate at Energy Risk USA conference

    The financial crisis may be over, but the political focus is well and truly on regulatory reform of the derivatives sector, giving both delegates and speakers much food for thought at this year’s conference.

  13. No changes yet as Basel III redrafting looms

    Having said that, the long-term benefits of the new package are self-evident given the impact of the current crisis; having a better-capitalised and more stable banking system is going to be extremely beneficial for the world economy as a whole...

  14. Riksbank's Persson: Making the European financial system safer

    But the memories of that crisis helped protect Sweden when US subprime mortgage risk threatened to choke the global financial system – so says Mattias Persson, head of financial stability at the Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank.