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Changing role of the CRO and risk management
Date: Mar 15, 2012John Lee, Group CRO of Maybank, believes that the strength of a bank’s risk culture can be determined by what leaders focus on, their crisis management skills and the bank’s reward and recruitment process.
Author: John Lee
Categories: Asian Banker Summit 2012, Malaysia, Regulation, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: John Lee, Maybank, CRO, Risk Management Framework, Risk Culture, Liquidity Risk
EU banks’ decreasing exposure to Asian assets: Volatility or opportunity?
Date: Jan 30, 2012European banks contribution to total loans in Asia saw a huge decrease from 30% in 2007 to 16% in 1H 2011. What implications does this trend have for economies and markets across the region?
Author: Doron Foo
Categories: Databook, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: European Banks, Loans, Market Share, Liquidity Risk
"Partnership, innovation key to grow trade finance"
Date: Jan 12, 2012Commonwealth Bank’s head of global trade finance and international payments Tony Sacre underlines focus on growing markets, innovation and partnership cultivation as factors of successful trade finance.
Author: Wong Wei Han
Categories: Trade Finance, Transaction Banking
Keywords: Tony Sacre, CBA, Letter of Credit, Liquidity, Supply Chain
Covered bonds growth outlook for banks in the Asia Pacific region remains bleak
Date: Jan 06, 2012Lacking the financial maturity or need for developed markets in the Asia Pacific region, covered bonds are not likely to see significant growth in the near future.
Author: Doron Foo
Categories: Australia, Databook, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand
Keywords: Covered Bonds, CAR, Liquidity, APRA, Westpac, ANZ, CBA, NAB, Special Purpose Vehicle, Financial Infrastructure
Corporates favour liquidity and risk management from their transaction banks
Date: Dec 22, 2011Banks that are listening are hearing their corporates tell them that they need to be flexible and offer credit all down the line.
Author: Peter Hoflich
Categories: Risk and Regulation, Trade Finance, Transaction Banking
Keywords: DBS, Lenovo, Damian Glendinning, Tom McCabe, Liquidity, Euro Crisis, Product-Specific, 2008 Financial Crisis, Liquidity Risk
Fragmentation experiment seems inevitable
Date: Dec 21, 2011Steve Grob, director of group strategy for Fidessa, feels that the HFT community is likely to remain cautious about embracing Chi-X and PureMatch fully in the very short term.
Author: Steve Grob
Categories: Exchanges, Markets & Exchanges
Keywords: Chi-X, PureMatch, ASX, HFT, Liquidity Fragmentation, Trading Platform
Asian banks can learn from MF Global disaster
Date: Nov 21, 2011Directors of boards to play the ‘devil’s advocate’ in counteracting the influence of the CEO and overseeing the company.
Author: Tiah Wen Li
Categories: Markets & Exchanges, Risk and Regulation, Aid Disbursement
Keywords: Euro crisis, Wall Street, MF Global, Liquidity Risk, Systemic Risk, Market Risk
Some banks in the Asia Pacific region may need to toughen up against new liquidity rules
Date: Nov 04, 2011Naoko Nemoto, managing director of financial institutions ratings at Standard & Poor’s feels that most banks in the Asia Pacific region are in better shape than their global peers for Basel III.
Author: Naoko Nemoto
Categories: Basel III, Capital & Strategic Issues, Compliance, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Standard & Poor’s, Balance Sheet, Financial Institution Ratings, Tier 1 Capital, Liquidity
“OTC derivatives regulation is working in our favour”
Date: Oct 31, 2011In an exclusive video interview, Tim Howell, CEO, Euroclear, discusses growing liquidity and risk mitigation, expanding into other markets, and the impact of algo-trading on the clearing business.
Categories: Exchanges, Markets & Exchanges, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Tim Howell, Euroclear, European Debt Crisis, Interoperability, Clearing, Liquidity, Risk Mitigation