Topic: Banking

Installment Loans: Tips to Understanding the Loan Agreement

When life throws you a financial curveball, bouncing back isn’t always that simple. Unexpected bills, a car repair, or a home repair can dig deep into your wallets. In circumstances such as these, many look to installment loans as a means for temporary financial...
What are Bitcoins?

What are Bitcoins?

Over the past few weeks the talk about bitcoins has been taking importance and almost every media publication is talking it. Some people are looking at it as the future of ecommerce, while others are pessimistic and think it’s just a bubble. So, what exactly are...

Stress Testing Banks

This reading is a part of the syllabus for FRM Part 2 Exam in the section ‘Operational and Integrated Risk Management’. How much capital and liquidity does a bank need – to support its risk taking activities? During the recent (and still ongoing) financial crisis,...

The Failure Mechanics of Dealer Banks

This reading is a part of the syllabus for FRM Part 2 Exam in the section ‘Operational and Integrated Risk Management’. In this paper, the author explains the key failure mechanics of large dealer banks, and some policy implications. This is not a review of the...

Practices and Issues in Economic Capital Frameworks

This reading is a part of the syllabus for FRM Part 2 Exam in the section ‘Operational and Integrated Risk Management’ Economic capital can be defined as the methods or practices that allow banks to consistently assess risk and attribute capital to cover the...

Risk Measurement for the Trading Book

This reading is a part of the syllabus for FRM Part 2 Exam in the section ‘Market Risk Measurement and Management’. This report summarises the findings of an ad hoc working group that reviewed the academic literature relevant to the regulatory framework...

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