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Hudson’s closure shows independent research firms must adapt to survive in current climate
Date: Aug 23, 2012Hudson Street Services’ failure highlights the strain faced by independent research firms after the financial crisis, and the need to evolve and move along with the times.
Author: Magessan Raj
Categories: Operational Risk, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Goldman Sachs, Hudson Street Services, SEC, NASD, Eliot Spitzer, Sanford Bragg, Integrity Research, Paul Warme, Lusight, Barbara Steiner, Portales Partners
Interview transcript: Randolph Koppa, President, Trade and Development Bank, Part 2
Date: Jul 18, 2012Randolph Koppa, president of Trade and Development Bank discusses Trade and Development Bank’s profile, Mongolia’s trucking business and the country’s financial potential.
Author: Randolph Koppa
Categories: Trade Finance, Transaction Banking
Keywords: Mongolia, Randolph Koppa, Trade and Development Bank, Khan Bank, Development Bank of Mongolia, Goldman Sachs
Increased demand for unrated bonds to negatively impact ratings agencies
Date: Jul 11, 2012Investors are increasingly able to identify bond offerings by strong and stable corporations and therefore do not need ratings agencies to aid in their decision-making process.
Author: Tiah Wen Li
Categories: China, Credit Risk, Exchanges, Hong Kong, Markets & Exchanges, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Unrated Bonds, Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s, Fitch, Debt Capital Market, HNWI, Sovereign Bonds, Goldman Sachs, Rita Chan
Negative real deposit rates in China signal need for caution in 2012
Date: Jan 11, 2012Slowing activity and high inflation show up weaknesses in China’s economy while anticipated reform to the financial system together with global economy uncertainty create challenges for its economy and banking sector.
Author: Guan Chen Hao
Categories: China, Databook, Industry Outlook
Keywords: ICBC, CCB, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, CMBC, ABC, CMB, CPI, Inflation, Export, Property Market, Credit Supply, RRR, Disposal Risk, Reform
Massive bank layoffs signal risk and opportunity for outsourcing
Date: Dec 02, 2011Banks will have to address the issue of service level deterioration and regulatory concerns as they move to low-cost centres.
Author: Aldo Joson
Categories: Operational Risk & Security, Risk and Regulation, Technology & Operations
Keywords: BAML, HSBC, UBS, Barclays, RBS, Credit Suisse, BNY Mellon, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Outsourcing, Streamlining
Chinese banks under pressure from investment withdrawals, NPLs
Date: Nov 17, 2011China’s ‘big four’ banks see stormy skies amidst the pull-outs of foreign investors while facing rising levels of Non-Performing Loans possibly by as much as 60% of their equity capital.
Author: Timothy Shim
Categories: Capital & Strategic Issues, China, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs
Market makers boxed in by Volcker Rule
Date: Oct 13, 2011Consultation paper shows clear impacts for banks that have not been able to prove proprietary trading does not pose significant risks to large institutions.
Author: Peter Hoflich
Categories: Markets & Exchanges, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Volcker Rule, Market Risk, Paul Volcker, Barack Obama, Nomura Securities, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Securities
Hiring spree in Asia untimely
Date: Aug 26, 2011While US and European banks have started cutting jobs in their markets to trim costs as global recession sets in, Asian banks beefing up networks are caught out in untimely hiring sprees.
Author: Wong Wei Han
Categories: Industry Outlook, Operational Risk, Risk and Regulation, Capital Markets, Performance Measurement
Keywords: Lloyds, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Barclays, RBS, BAML, UBS, Layoffs, Recession