"...I wish to remain alone with the account manager, the risk manager, the fundamental analyst, and the technical analyst... we were using only 20x leverage and you tell me it's all gone!!" "I will never trust a central banker again in my life" Click image for link to YouTube clip (no embed)
QE...European style. A trillion euros (bond purchases) coming your way soon. SPY on the ramp. Trade universeGood trading and great risk management to all.Educational use only. Never intended as investment advice.
This week, the Global Opportunity Report proves that we have readily available solutions to some of the biggest risks, and that a new breed of change-makers might take the lead. Risk managers are old school. Water crisis is the biggest global risk today. Show More Summary
Millions of Americans live in flood-prone areas. In 2012 alone, the cost of direct flood damage hit nearly half a billion dollars. However, because the factors contributing to flood risk are not fully understood, river basin management -- and even the calculation of flood insurance premiums -- may be misguided.
Big risks appear to paying off for Netflix. Here's what you need to know from the earnings report:
``While the explosion of China's shadow banking is well-known, Zhu Min said there has been a surge of lending by asset management funds and others non-bank players to US companies. This is outside normal control and is hard to track... Show More Summary
I’ve been involved in building many life-critical and mission-critical products over the last 25 years and have found that, finally, cybersecurity is getting the kind of attention it deserves. We’re slowly and steadily moving from “HIPAA Compliance” silliness into a more mature and disciplined professional… Read More
As we detailed previously, the first USD-denominated Chinese corporate bond default last week - of developer Kaisa Group - signals considerably deeper problems in China's economy as one manager noted, "everyone is rethinking risk right now." As Bloomberg reports, Chinese companies comprised 62% of all U.S. Show More Summary
For most organizations today, the cloud is one part of a mixed IT environment. The exact mix may vary, but modern organizations often make some use of public cloud infrastructure and…
In my previous post I wrote about unit testing and refactoring as tools for managing changes. Change management in that context is a form of dealing with risks. This time I'd like to discuss risk management a bit more generically.In development - and almost all areas of life - we often face problems
In the previous sections of this series on risk management, we looked at the main ypes of risk a business can face, how to measure risk in your business, and some effective risk management strategies. As we saw in the previous tutorial, the main strategies for dealing with a risk in your business are: Avoid it. Show More Summary
Does the US catch cold? Domestic equity futures soft, crude and copper softer.Good trading and great risk management to all.Educational use only. Never intended as investment advice.
In last weekend’s video we noted the S&P 500’s trend still looked good, but that there was little margin for error. As we prepare for the most important day of the week (Friday), there are six areas that may attract buyers between 1992 and 1957: Price is at the bottom of the blue trend [...]
Napier Park Global Capital, founded and managed by Jim O’Brien and Jonathan Dorfman, was recently awarded the title of 2015 Hedge Fund Manager of the Year by Risk magazine. The fund, which had approximately $6.4 billion in assets under management (AUM) as of December 30, was originally an internal hedge fund unit of Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) […]
We suspect there will be a few more "taps on the shoulder" tonight... As per the normal review of market volatility to ensure adequate collateral coverage, the Chicago MercantileExchange Inc., Clearing House Risk Management staff approved the performance bond requirements for thefollowing products listed below. Show More Summary
BSI, the business standards company, has acquired US consultancy Environmental and Occupational Risk Management, Inc. (EORM), based in San Jose, California. The deal will see EORM become an operating subsidiary of BSI’s Professional Services business in the US. BSI says this will significantly boost EORM’s ability to offer a wider range of environmental, health, safety (EHS) […]
From MedPage Today: Managing Diabetes in Elderly: How Safe? Many older people with diabetes who have compromised health have been kept on intensive treatment regimens, which increases the risk of hypoglycemia. Supreme Court Battle Brewing Over Medicaid Fees. Show More Summary
In the next Gigaom Research webinar, our panel will discuss the advantages of adopting a managed approach to the hybrid cloud. Join us on January 21.
No entrepreneur can avoid taking risks. Without accepting some risk, you are doomed...but you can and have to manage those risk