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Take 15: How to Make Banks Safer

Simon Johnson, Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management, shares his views on how to manage systemic risk in banking.

The Potential European Debt Crisis You Are Not Hearing About

The European sovereign debt crisis has been occupying a disproportionate amount of investor mindshare over these past many months. Yet there is another potential debt crisis in Europe that is receiving… READ MORE ›

European Sovereign Debt Crisis: Overview, Analysis, and Timeline of Major Events

Most commentators trace the beginning of the European sovereign debt crisis to 5 November 2009, when Greece revealed that its budget deficit was 12.7% of gross domestic product (GDP), more than twice what the country had previously disclosed. However, the real origins of the crisis can be traced to the very structures that govern Europe's institutions.

Notes from the Field: CFA Institute Fixed Income Conference 2011

General Tenor: Bearish. Almost all of the speakers at the conference expressed concern about the direction of the global economy. Specifically, bearishness was expressed for:

The European sovereign debt crisis
The U.S. Congress’s political gridlock and inability to resolve the U.S…. READ MORE ›

Canada May Be the “Cleanest Shirt in the Hamper,” but It Still Faces Some Unsettling Secular Trends, Says Pimco’s Ed Devlin

When it comes to fixed income, Canada is the cleanest shirt in the hamper.

The reason, says Ed Devlin, executive vice president and head of Canadian portfolio management at Pacific Investment Management Company, is that Canada engages… READ MORE ›



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