Managing liquidity, market & credit risk

There are multiple challenges in measuring, mapping and mitigating credit, market and liquidity risk and I have been actively exploring these with risk managers and related practitioners in the market.

Fundamentally many variables influence how the market is responding to and interpreting liquidity risk management. In an interview I recently had with Finextra (above), I considered liquidity risk from a data perspective and explored the types of challenges practitioners are confronted with as well as how to best overcome them.

During the interview we approached the question of how the market is interpreting risk management by breaking liquidity risk management into two parts. Firstly the market risk management element, i.e. the potential reduction in price an institution will have to accept if liquidity in the market dries up and they are a seller. The second part relates particularly to the buy side and how they manage the risk of their assets under management being reduced through redemptions. (more…)

Greenhouse Gas Transparency

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There is power in transparency. That is the core idea with the publication of our second report on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the 32 largest fossil fuel energy producers in the Global 500. Here is what we found: (more…)

Top worldwide cable deals – Graphic of the day

Charter Communications has offered to buy Time Warner Cable, seeking to combine the number three and number two cable operators to compete against market leader Comcast. Today’s graphic show the top 10 worldwide cable deals.

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Journalist Spotlight: Doug Busvine on Reuters coverage of the Nepal earthquake

On April 25, a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, killing thousands and demolishing more than half a million homes, most of them in rural areas cut off from emergency medical care. Reuters journalists in Nepal and India immediately jumped on the story and helped Reuters lead coverage from the moment the quake struck. Among our reporting, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala revealed to Reuters that the death toll could reach 10,000 and said the government was on ‘war footing,” and Reuters spoke to survivors of an avalanche on Mount Everest that was triggered by the earthquake and showed how villagers in more remote areas were forced to dig through the quake rubble alone, searching for loved ones without medical help. In a Reuters Best: Journalist Spotlight Q&A, New Delhi Bureau Chief Doug Busvine offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the team covered the story.

Q. How did Reuters jump on the story once the news broke? What has the process been like since?

A. Our reporters in Nepal, Gopal Sharma and Ross Adkin, and photographer Nivesh Chitrakar, were safe after the earthquake struck on April 25, but it was difficult for them to communicate at first because mobile networks were hit. So, credit goes first to Paul Tait on the Saturday shift in Singapore for filing a rapid alert off a bulletin from the U.S. Geological Survey, and then Nick Macfie got a story series rolling. (more…)

Q&A with Timothy Large, Director of Media Development and Training

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We sat down with Timothy Large, head of Media Development and Training, to take a look back at 2014, and forward at what’s in store for 2015.

You became the head of Media Development in 2014. What are you most excited about going forward?

I’m most excited about programs that have tangible impact on the ground. The evidence shows that training on its own is often not enough to guarantee that great journalism is widely consumed, so we’ve taken a more holistic approach that addresses every link in the media development chain from the incubation of professional skills right through to editorial support to get actual stories published and distributed. Sometimes that even means setting up independent news agencies, as we’ve done in Iraq, Egypt and Zimbabwe. (more…)

Minimum wage in U.S. cities – Graphic of the day

Some of the more expensive cities in the U.S. have raised their minimum hourly wage above state and federal requirements. Today’s graphic plots minimum hourly wage vs. regional price parity (RPP, which measures price level differences across metropolitan areas) for major American cities.

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Confidence returns to deal making

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This week’s post is by Matthew Toole, Director of Deals Intelligence.

It was the year that deal makers have been waiting for. After grappling with six years of post-financial crisis fits and starts, global deal making began firing on all cylinders over the course of 2014 with significant gains across mergers and capital markets.

Despite improving economic indicators, record corporate cash levels, a rising stock market and low interest rates, C-suite confidence seemed to be the missing component to a resounding signal that the next deal cycle had arrived. All of that changed in the first quarter of 2014 with a number of large-scale strategic bids across a number of sectors – competing bids for New York’s Time Warner Cable and France’s SFR in the Media and Telecom sectors, Facebook’s audacious $19 billion takeover of WhatsApp in the Tech sector and the beginnings of an all-time record year for Healthcare and Pharma M&A with Actavis PLC’s acquisition of Forest Laboratories. (more…)

Australia and New Zealand property boom – Graphic of the day

Australia and New Zealand are looking outside traditional monetary policy to cool red-hot housing markets in their biggest cities without hurting borrowers, banks and their economies. Today’s graphic looks at the property boom occurring in Australia and New Zealand.

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Notre Dame again denied injunction in contraception case

From Westlaw Journal Health LawReligious exemptions in Obamacare’s “contraceptive mandate” do not make the University of Notre Dame “complicit” in providing its female employees and students with free birth control, a federal appeals court has again decided after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned an earlier ruling against the Catholic school.

A divided three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Notre Dame’s preliminary injunction application for the second time May 19, with U.S. Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner reiterating much of the reasoning from the appellate court’s original decision, which he also authored.  Univ. of Notre Dame v. Sebelius, 743 F.3d 547 (7th Cir. 2014).

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