Risk Management and Governance


“Defining counterparty risk better could have mitigated the crisis”


“Defining counterparty risk better could have mitigated the crisis”

July 2010

Conversation with Michael Zerbs, president and COO, Algorithmics, on defining counterparty risk better – importance of timely information – looking at a range of scenarios to understand risk – averting the Lehman brothers bankruptcy


“Defining counterparty risk better could have mitigated the crisis”


“Defining counterparty risk better could have mitigated the crisis”

July 2010

(Part 2 of 2) C Conversation with Michael Zerbs, president and COO, Algorithmics, on defining counterparty risk better– the importance of a few extreme stress scenarios – the trade-off between predictability and flexibility in stress testing–liquidity improving in the market


“Sweden’s lessons from the Latvian crisis of 2008″


“Sweden’s lessons from the Latvian crisis of 2008″

June 2010

(Part 2 of 2) Conversation with Stefan Ingves, chairman of the executive board and governor of the Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank, on lessons from the Latvian crisis – the reconfiguration of the regulatory regime – regional co-operation between regulators – the role of markets in banks’ risk management


“Sweden’s lessons from the Latvian crisis of 2008″


“Sweden’s lessons from the Latvian crisis of 2008″

June 2010

Conversation with Stefan Ingves, chairman of the executive board and governor of the Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank, on lessons from the Latvian crisis – government intervention in the financial markets & the changes in the tenets of capitalism – views on bank tax – the need for a national debt office


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”

May 2010

Conversation with Yves Mersch, Governor, Banque centrale du Luxembourg on the EU’s role in the Greek crisis – on Luxembourg as a financial centre – coping with the crisis – balancing supervisory duties between the central bank and the banking regulator


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”

May 2010

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Yves Mersch, Governor, Banque centrale du Luxembourg on the EU’s role in the Greek crisis – on what went wrong in the EU monetary policy leading to the Greek crisis – creating crisis resolution regimes


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”


“EU too soft on Greece’s fiscal discipline”

May 2010

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Yves Mersch, Governor, Banque centrale du Luxembourg on the EU’s role in the Greek crisis – keeping Luxembourg competitive as an international financial centre – views on a proposed bank tax – barriers for entry for new financial centres in Asia


“Bangladesh is now investment grade”


“Bangladesh is now investment grade”

May 2010

Conversation with K. Mahmood Sattar managing director & CEO at City Bank, Bangladesh- on the country getting its first sovereign rating– on the perception of the country – dependence on international aid –the resurgence of banking in Bangladesh– banks exploring rural markets