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Political Risk

Political risk arising out of political scenario – a discussion

This unit will make an attempt to bring out the salient features of political risk arising out of political scenario in financial market place. Financial markets are the backbone of any economy, be it developed, undeveloped or underdeveloped....
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Country Risk analysis

Attention of readers is invited to our earlier post on country risk with the title Country Risk is an Evolving and Dynamic Risk. As we are aware, country risk is the risk that a foreign government will default on its bonds or other financial...
bank risks

COOL TIMES in Risk Management Revisited

Some time back, I shared some thoughts on various risks faced by banks. For easy remembering and recall, I also coined COOL TIMES. The subsequent developments in the market place, particularly in the regulatory space, made me to rethink and...
Systemic risk

Systemic risks and Investment Banking

  In financial markets, the systemic risk is the risk of failure or collapse of the entire financial markets as opposed to the risk associated with any one of the asset classes, individual financial institution or group.   It can be...
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Interest Rate Derivatives and their wrong sales to gullible customers

Banks are more in the news these days – for a variety of reasons with negative impact of course.  Of all these, the one connected with mis-selling of interest rate derivative products is causing considerable damage. The kind of allegations...
Sovereign Risk

An analysis of sovereign risk

These days our governments are more in the business of business than governance. Naturally, when they approach markets for funds – through issue of bonds, debentures, stocks and securities, treasury bills and bonds – the investors will need...
Principles of risk management

Principles of risk management

Introduction Any activity is associated with risk – a loss or gain. More so, in trade and commerce, due to complex nature of transactions and the individual characteristics of the players, commodity, practices, customs, currencies. Like in...
Risk basics

A treatise on risk basics

What is risk? Risk are of three types: Known—a risk that is recognized by all, Unknown—a risk that is known by at least one person but is not known to many and Unknowable—a risk that is totally unexpected and impossible to foresee Examples Known—...
Counterparty Risk

Counterparty risk management needs a closer relook

Counterparty risk is the risk that a counterparty in a transaction will default prior to the expiration of the contract and will be unable to make agreed contractual payments Experience has shown, normally banking and financial crises have their...
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Foreign Exchange Exposures

Foreign Exchange exposure is a measure of the potential for a firm’s profitability, net cash flow and market value to change because of a change in exchange rates. An important task of the financial manager is to measure foreign exchange exposure...