Coronavirus May Infect Derivatives Markets, Sending Counterparties Crashing

Coronavirus May Infect Derivatives Markets, Sending Counterparties Crashing As the novel coronavirus spreads rapidly around the world, financial markets are becoming increasingly volatile. Equities have plunged into bear market territory, upending a decade-long expansion, and corporate credit markets are facing the possibility of widespread downgrades and defaults. Against this backdrop, derivatives markets are seeing activity spike.

By |2020-03-26T16:39:49+00:00March 24th, 2020|Finance, Learning Insights|0 Comments

Banks & Regulators Disagree On The Cost Of The Final Basel III Framework

Banks & Regulators Disagree On The Cost Of The Final Basel III Framework Banks have begun to grapple with the costs of implementing the Final Basel III Framework. European banksʼ estimates put the price tag of meeting increased capital requirements at around €400 billion and they warn that the rules could shrink lending by as

By |2020-02-26T14:55:38+00:00December 13th, 2019|Finance, Learning Insights|0 Comments

Down, But Not Out: The Current State of Investment Banking

Down, But Not Out: The Current State of Investment Banking Investment banking has had a difficult decade. Tight new post-crisis rules decimated trading revenues and a sluggish global economy sent advisory arms into a slump. At the same time, evolving technologies have placed a strain on business models and changing staffing needs have made finding

By |2020-02-26T15:00:55+00:00December 13th, 2019|Finance, Learning Insights|0 Comments

Could Libra Drive The Creation Of Central Bank-Issued Digital Currencies?

Disruption in Financial Services: Could Libra Drive The Creation Of Central Bank-Issued Digital Currencies? Technology is touching every aspect of finance, transforming decades-old practices and redefining core tasks. In our Disruption in Financial Services series, we explore how new tools and technologies are changing the business of finance and reshaping how financial professionals do their

By |2020-02-26T15:03:17+00:00November 25th, 2019|Finance, Learning Insights|0 Comments

New Risks, Old Models: The Asset Management Business

New Risks, Old Models: The Asset Management Business The asset management business is undergoing a period of unprecedented change. Asset managers are struggling to deliver the products and returns that aging populations in Asia and the West demand against the backdrop of negative interest rates and slow growth. As fee levels fall under pressure from

By |2020-02-26T15:15:10+00:00November 20th, 2019|Finance, Learning Insights|0 Comments

Have Private Equity Valuations Reached Bubble Levels?

Have Private Equity Valuations Reached Bubble Levels? Venture capital and private equity have boomed in the last ten years. McKinsey estimates that private market assets under management hit $5.8 trillion in 2019 and that private funds are sitting on dry powder of over $2 trillion. Fueled by cheap debt and investors hungry for yield, the

By |2020-02-26T16:21:58+00:00October 21st, 2019|Finance, Learning Insights|0 Comments

Green Bonds Are Growing Fast – But There Are Challenges

Green Bonds Are Growing Fast – But There Are Challenges Since the launch of the first “green bond” in 2008, the climate-aligned bond market has grown to an estimated $1.45 trillion and the annual issuance of labeled green bonds exceeded $167 billion in 2018. Yet this rapid growth has come with rising risks. Increasingly, some large

By |2020-02-26T16:36:05+00:00October 21st, 2019|Finance, Learning Insights, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Commercial Real Estate Boom Turns Bust As Pressure Piles On

Commercial Real Estate Boom Turns Bust As Pressure Piles On After collapsing during the financial crisis, commercial real estate (CRE) has enjoyed a decade-long boom. Fueled by historically low interest rates, the sustained CRE bull market has seen prices hitting all-time highs from Asia to the Americas and beyond. However, clouds are gathering

By |2019-12-13T11:54:30+00:00September 26th, 2019|Finance, Learning Insights|0 Comments

Energy Revolution: Fracking Is Out, Renewables Are In

Energy Revolution: Fracking Is Out, Renewables Are In The coal and oil and gas (OG) industries are experiencing a period of upheaval. Demand for cleaner, low-carbon electricity is driving a switch away from coal and oil to natural gas and renewable energy. At the same time, the fast-growing shale industry – which uses

By |2019-12-13T11:54:45+00:00September 26th, 2019|Finance, Learning Insights|0 Comments

EMIR Refit Is Live – What’s Changed?

EMIR Refit Is Live – What’s Changed? The final text of the revisions to the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), known as EMIR Refit, was published in May. The legislation is now live, and firms must be fully compliant with its various provisions. EMIR Refit made some important changes to the original regulation, many of

By |2020-02-06T15:33:31+00:00August 14th, 2019|Finance, Learning Insights|0 Comments