Recently, I have focused on risk production and control. Reading through the various regulations and proposals, errors, in the market and credit risk production itself, fall into, and get a little…Continue
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April 2014 sees the beginning of a new era. An era of consequences, both intended and unintended, heralding a period of increasing centralized power, where understanding the strength of peers will determine success or failure. The month after the latest Comprehensive Capital Analysis Review (CCAR) results, as the Volcker rule becomes law and with single counterparty limits on the horizon, April will also reveal the…Continue
On 27th February 2014, the National Aeronautics and Space Association (NASA), in a joint mission with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) , launched the Global Precipitation Measurement Core, a satellite based observatory designed to provide next generation observations of global snow and rainfall.
The parallels between space exploration and…Continue
In December 2013, the New York Jets played the Oakland Raiders at the Met Life stadium in New Jersey in temperatures close to freezing. Those of us at the game dressed for deep winter and watched the fourth quarter in the falling snow. Two weeks later, the Jets played their final home game in the same stadium, in 71 degrees, with the crowd wearing t-shirts and tailgating like it was late summer.
Two important events happened in November 2013. First, the Fed released its latest stress test definitions, to be used as the basis of the Comprehensive Capital and Analysis Review (CCAR) report, due in March 2014. Second, Thor returned to cinema screens in the action sequel, ‘The Dark World.’ So, why are these two things collectively important?
While seemingly unrelated, Thor is actually a remarkable and timely metaphor for modern regulatory practice: protect the system first, the…Continue