The news from Standard & Poor’s on Friday evening reverberated during the weekend in financial and political circles throughout the world. Having decided that insufficient progress had been made in righting the substance and process of U.S. fiscal health,… READ MORE ›
BNP Paribas has reclassified almost all its peripheral Euro-zone sovereign exposures, taking advantage of an accounting provision brought in after the sub-prime crisis that allows banks to move assets into their loans and receivables portfolio if they are deemed… READ MORE ›
Maybe it’s because I am just back from vacation, but reading the Financial Services Oversight Council’s first annual report certainly hasn’t helped my mood. In fact, the FSOC’s voluminous annual report — a mere… READ MORE ›
U.S. manufacturing may be down but don’t count it out. In fact, the U.S. manufacturing sector could be poised for a comeback. The reason? Skyrocketing energy and transport costs now make it far more attractive to produce goods locally,… READ MORE ›
As it became clear last week that the U.S. fiscal crisis was reaching a boiling point in Washington, we issued a brief survey to the CFA Institute global membership. We wanted to find out more… READ MORE ›
When it comes to the European and U.S. debt crises are we nearing the dénouement — or still in the opening act?
At the Financial Analysts Seminar in Chicago earlier this week, Rick Rieder (pictured left), managing… READ MORE ›
Latin America creates an interesting set of investment opportunities in light of its potential for economic growth and the development of its financial markets. Melvin Escudero discusses some of the elements that will be critical for Latin America's continued growth in the future.