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The Finanser's Week: 26th March - 1st April 2012

April 1, 2012 by skinnercm   Comments (0)

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Event: COUNTERPARTY CREDIT RISK: THE IMPACT OF CVA, BASEL III, FUNDING AND CENTRAL CLEARING

April 1, 2012 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

Counterparty credit risk and CVA have become key concepts since the outset of the global financial crisis. In addition, funding has become a key concern for assessing trading costs. Regulation means that counterparty risk quantification and management will be key challenges over the coming years for banks and other financial institutions. The large move towards centralized clearing for many types of OTC derivatives will also be a key dynamic defining structure of financial markets.read...

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Blog Post: TheMonetaryFuture: The Payments Network As Economic Weapon

April 1, 2012 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

By Jon Matonis Forbes Tuesday, March 27, 2012 http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmatonis/2012/03/27/the-payments-network-as-economic-weapon/  "Extraordinary and unprecedented" is how SWIFT chief executive, Lázaro Campos, describes the March 17th move by Belgium-based SWIFT to discontinue service to 30 Iranian banks. The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, or SWIFT, is a worldwide financial messaging network to facilitate the interbank transfer of funds. Now,...

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Blog Post: reszatonline: Europe's imagined financial centres III â financial agglomeration in Europe as cultural phenomenon*

April 1, 2012 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

*  This is the third part of a shortened and revised version of a paper published as Centres of Finance, Centres of Imagination: On Collective Memory and Cultural Identity in European Financial Market Places, in: GaWC Research Bulletin 92, 20th August 2002. Part I gave a brief overview of the history of financial centres, part [...]

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