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RISK is a four letter word and been fancied these days. Everyone knows about risk and every firm is accompanied bloghas best process, best standards, best people till the time an incident or big impact is not been made.

The recent example of fine imposed by the US authorities on various Investment banks like BNP PARIBAS SA, BANK OF AMERICA, RBS, HSBC, STAN CHARTED, ING, J.P. MORGAN are some of the examples of the above. Corporate are heavily investing in the compliance and in the risk management department but they forget to invest on the employees.

Risk management has become a key function in almost every large company, but all too frequently it makes an organization so risk-averse that initiative and innovation become paralyzed.  Continue reading

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Its been while not posted about the regulatory stuff as in the past I’ve frequently expressed concern that the legacy of Dodd-Frank will be to Googlepromote artificial consolidation of the banking industry by driving small banks out of business and making large banks even more “Too Big to Fail.” This is for two reasons.

The first reason would be if Dodd-Frank perpetuates the so-called TBTF subsidy. This is the idea that being designated too big to fail creates an implicit government guarantee for creditors that permits large banks to access capital markets more cheaply than non-TBTF banks. Whether there is a continued subsidy, and if so, how large, seems to be still somewhat undetermined at this point. Continue reading

If you would have been following the markets around the globe specially, The Wall Street Investment banks are struggling third-quarter earnings Googleseason following a drop in mortgage refinancing and a downturn in trading. How well do you know the big banks? Test yourself by matching the financial giant to the quote about their earnings reports.

I provide you the answers here you need to find the correct one : The financial firms are JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Bank of America, BlackRock, Goldman Sachs and Morgan StanleyContinue reading

The Stock Twits did a great job on the never ending Quantitative Easing . As T.S. Eliot said The end is where we start from.A

Below are nine points  believe are the key going forward:

  1. The Fed is not uncomfortable yet with the level of market speculation, complacency and asset price reflation – but it is totally and completely aware of what we’re up to.
  2. The castigating rhetoric of hedge fund managers emanating from both Sohn and SALT, whose tongues loll out of their mouths from their break-neck pursuit of the runaway benchmark indexes, has not been lost on the FOMC. Voting members are not only aware of the effects their policies are having, they are aware of the perceptions surrounding them as well. Continue reading

Sharing one of old article and trying to revisit the era of 2008.images

As I have been continuously posting on the Credit derivatives these days thought of sharing a post that I did early in 2008 when the face of Investment banking completely changed after sub-prime crisis.

There was an era when Investment banking (IB) was on the role … hefty packages, luxurious life, dream job for a financial student were some of the features of IB. Over the years evolved as a very big concept coined by the US, In India we use to call that as a merchant banking . Continue reading

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