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WIFE Week in Risk (ending March 5th)

David Harper CFA FRM

David Harper CFA FRM
Staff member
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In the forum this week (selected only)
Banks and regulations
  • China's Hidden Risks Rise https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-03-06/china-s-hidden-risks-rise “They're trying to establish a market in credit-default swaps, to better price and manage credit risk. They're imposing some mild new restrictions on WMPs [wealth-management products: short-term, high-yielding investments that are issued by banks. The market for such products is now worth close to $4 trillion, or nearly 40 percent of China's gross domestic product. Banks are heavily reliant on them for liquidity, and investors have come to view them as more or less risk-free, thanks to previous government bailouts], meant to rein in new issuance. Officially, even corporate defaults are up, suggesting that the government is finally getting serious about imposing losses on investors.”
Technology, including FinTech and Cybersecurity
Exams, Financial Associations (GARP, FRM, CFA Institute) and Careers, including CRO Interviews
Financial reporting, including Accounting and Audit
Case Studies and Companies, including Strategic or Reputation risk
Risk Foundations (FRM P1.T1)
Quantitative Analysis (FRM P1.T2)
Financial Markets and Products, including Interest Rates, Commodity Risk, and Foreign Exchange (FX)(FRM P1.T3)
Credit risk (FRM P1.T6)
Investment risk, including Pensions (FRM P1.T8)
Current issues (FRM P2.T9)
  • Jim Epstein on Bitcoin, the Blockchain, and Freedom in Latin America (EconTalk with Russ Roberts) http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2017/02/jim_epstein_on.html "what's really driving [the ascendance of bitcoin] in Venezuela and causing such a rapid increase in uptake is that electricity in Venezuela is virtually free ..."
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