Comment

Market and risk analysis

Stimulus and rate cuts a much needed lifeline for commodities

Ole Hansen [Saxo Bank]27.10.2015, 13:19

Commodities were back on the defensive for a second week running with China growth worries, a stronger dollar and high inventories of key commodities such as oil and aluminum continuing to drag on...

Study

The Changing Role of the Risk Manager

Influence of Risk Managers is Growing

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]13.10.2015, 11:06

More than seven out of ten (71%) of risk managers say their overall level of influence is greater now than it was three years ago according to a survey of 500 companies in Europe, the Middle East and...

Comment

Global MMOG/LE

Standardized supplier evaluation can be used for assessing risks

Michael Huth18.09.2015, 13:00

The automotive industry is one of the most important industries for Germany (and also in many other industrial countries worldwide). For logistics and supply chain management, there arise certain...

News

Turla Hiding in the Sky

Cyberespionage Group Exploits Satellites

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]14.09.2015, 15:36

Turla is a sophisticated cyberespionage group that has been active for more than 8 years. The attackers behind Turla have infected hundreds of computers in more than 45 countries including...

Comment

Little learnt from Lehman collapse

The future lies with reality

Steen Jakobsen [Saxo Bank]14.09.2015, 14:43

It's been seven years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers and instead of using the event as a way to deal with excess, lax structures and a lack of focus on productivity, it became a catalyst for...

Comment

The costs and benefits of lifting sanctions against Iran

A drowning man is not troubled by rain

Steen Jakobsen [Saxo Bank]03.09.2015, 18:07

The Iranian proverb "A drowning man is not troubled by rain" captures why Iran and the US were and are almost desperate to strike a deal to lift Iranian sanctions.

For Iran, the harsh...

Comment

Market and risk analysis

Commodities quake as China rocks the world

Ole Hansen [Saxo Bank]19.08.2015, 10:59

China's decision to devalue its currency (CNY) helped send several commodities down to new multi-year lows this week. Being the biggest importer of many key commodities, including oil and industrial...

Comment

China's devaluation of the yuan

A True Paradigm Shift

Steen Jakobsen [Saxo Bank]14.08.2015, 12:47

A value at risk (VaR) explosion will drive a risk-off scenario. Less transparency, lower growth, a risk of deflation, and lack of understanding add up to less positioning and the risk of breaking...

News

Review of natural catastrophes

ENSO oscillation and weather extremes

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]14.07.2015, 13:56

The review on the natural catastrophes for the first half of 2015 was characterised by the earthquake in Nepal and by the heatwave that affected India and Pakistan. Some 12,000 people fell victim to...

Science

FIRM Offsite and Research Conference 2015 follow-up

Risk remains risky

Frank Romeike [Editor-in-chief]14.07.2015, 10:29

"Taunus. As high as you can go. Because the Taunus is full of high points – and offers so much at such a high level" that's the punchy slogan on the Taunus Tourism website. High points at a...

Study

GRC survey 2015

There's no reward without risk

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]10.07.2015, 09:06

Operating a business requires taking risks. Organizations that identify and manage these risks well are positioned to grow and remain successful. That is the result of this year's global governance,...

Comment

Market and risk analysis

China must act to avert political crisis

Ole Hansen [Saxo Bank]09.07.2015, 14:37

We've long been sceptical about the Chinese economy’s potential and our below-consensus forecasts for growth reflects these doubts. Amid the chaos now erupting in China, one thing is absolutely clear...

Study

Global risk management survey

More focus on risk management

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]01.07.2015, 08:19

In an age of heightened and evolving regulatory expectations, financial institutions must not only comply with regulations, but also find the flexibility to respond quickly and effectively to future...

Comment

Non-linear movements in markets

Beyond the brink

Steen Jakobsen [Saxo Bank]30.06.2015, 12:32

There is exactly the same feeling into the air as before the Lehman default. I remember being almost alone in thinking Lehman would fail to remain afloat, but both the market and the Federal Reserve...

Comment

Market Risk Analysis

No Greater Fool

Erik Weisman / Sean Cameron20.05.2015, 18:38

Throughout history, the "greater fool" trade has coincided with market peaks. During these periods, investors have continued to pour money into overvalued securities with little to no...

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