George Friedman will be watching how one last piece of the global financial crisis plays out very carefully. Peter M.J. Gross explains.
Sir Paul Tucker is not shy about making an audience feel uncomfortable, Mark Harrison, CFA, observes. In fact, the crowd was rather ill at ease during Tucker's presentation at the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference, and not just because the topic was systemic risk.
Risk: Your Global Guide is a slim but valuable guide to risk management and fraud detection. The book’s message is simple: Understand the basic principles of finance, reduce unintended risk, and obtain a level of reward commensurate with the level of risk that you assume. This high-level perspective allows the reader to see the big picture and understand how fraud at the highest levels of finance and government affects ordinary citizens.
During the global financial crisis, excessive debt was the principal disease. It also turned out to be the principal cure. Whether it was called quantitative easing (QE) or something else, it all meant the same thing: increased debt — both in absolute terms and relative to GDP.
The biggest economic impact of student debt may not be directly connected to either voluntary or involuntary default.
Nobel laureate Robert Engle discusses the development of the ARCH model, the global financial crisis, systemic risk, and forecasting liquidity with ARCH models.
In a poll conducted last week, we asked readers for their favorite documentary film about the 2008 financial crisis. "Inside Job" emerged as the clear favorite.
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