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G-20 Shanghi accord

G 20 Accord for Global Markets?

As one might have noticed, western world is impacted by four D’s – excess Debt, financial sector Deleveraging, aging Demographics and technology Disruption and they have induced huge volatility in the market place slowly and steadily. This...
prime-broking

Leadship in uncertain times

Leading through uncertainty can be as complex as four deaf and blind persons trying to explain how an elephant would look like by merely touching different parts of a wild elephant. I am also, placed in a similar environment. Despite this serious...
greed

Greediness faciliated by slack regulation leads to banks’ downfall

Jerome Kerviel former employee Societe Generate, the author of 4.9 billion Euros loss for the bank has claimed now that his superiors knew of his risky bets. (Source Ruadhan Mac Cormaic in Paris). He also claims his superiors turned a blind...
investment

Of Banks and Bankers

Like other business, banks exist to acquire and use assets so that the value of their benefits exceeds their costs. Their basic functions are – borrowing and lending, price determination, information aggregation and co-ordination, risk sharing...
under_assets

Profit maximization through deployment of assets

It was way back in the early 1980s. I was working for a leading Indian commercial bank in Central, Hong Kong. During my stay, the branch moved from a couple of decades old premises to swanky new premises. I was calculating at the back of an...
collateral

Collateral management – Latest Developments

Collateral management is no more a back office function. Thanks to the recent crises in financial markets, it has graduated itself to a core function status driving the very front office function. Gone are the days of cost centre approach to...
banking

Application Consolidation ‘may’ be the panacea for the BFSI sector today

The world is changing fast and lot more changes are taking place in IT and in BFSI vertical. In addition the demographic changes are dictating terms in the market place which our traditional bankers would not have dreamt even in their wildest...