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Tag Archive: Default (finance)


Yesterday attended a leadership program at South Mumbai. It was great to hear how the Indian companies have continued to aspire bloggenerations through Leadership. They are well known brands across the globe and some of them are pioneer in themselves.

Coming back to the topic Kingfisher, on the basis of personal vanity, and continued vanity is now shrinking Vijay Mallya business from empire to kingdom as Kingfisher’s Rs 7,000 crore dues force him to sell large parts of his better businesses bit by bit.

The short point is this: in his blind pursuit of a “sexy” hubris-driven business like civil aviation, Vijay Mallya is now about to lose his crown jewels. His is a classic demonstration of management guru Jim Collins’ five-stage process of letting a business slip from success to failure. Only, in his case, Mallya has lost more than just one business. He is losing half his empire.   Continue reading

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Who could have seen this coming? Has Argentina turned defaulting into an art-form ?blog

So the Argentina’s second default this century is finally done. Referring to Bloomberg, by defaulting today, Argentina may trigger bondholders claims of as much as $29 billion — equal to all its foreign-currency reserves. Just remember that the last 2 days have seen ‘smart money’ buy Argentine bonds and stocks to all-time record highs.

Some more information from Bloomberg :

If the overdue interest on Argentina’s dollar-denominated securities due 2033 isn’t paid by July 30, provisions in bond indentures known as cross-default clauses would allow the nation’s other debt holders to also demand their money back immediately. The amount corresponds to Argentina’s debt issued in foreign currencies and governed by international laws. Continue reading

The Bank of England has released two papers on CCPs, which explain lossallocation rules, and how to balance the costs Aof default resources with the expected losses.
Paper 19, titled: “Central counterparties and their financial resources—a numerical approach”, maintains that new regulatory standards have required central counterparties to have robust processes in place to mitigate their counterparty credit risk exposures.
“At the same time, the standards allow CCPs to tailor their risk management models. This paper considers how CCPs can optimally determine the relative mix of initial margin and default fund contributions in a stylised setting, by balancing the costs of default resources with the expected losses they protect against,” .  Continue reading

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