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E12. China, Gold Flash Crash & Market Forces

Flash Crash, Gold, Shanghai Composite, Chinese State, Market Forces, George Soros, 1992, Bank of England, Black Wednesday, ERM, Politics, Economics


Red Rockers – China


Su Paauwe Honored with President's Award

Outgoing board member Su Paauwe was honored as the first recipient of the WMSBF President’s Award at the Annual Meeting on June 8 at Brewery Vivant.   240 more words

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Knowing the results from Stress Tests in Advance

Insurers and regulators need to adopt the idea of characterizing stress tests scenario frequency as:

Normal Volatility

Realistic Disaster

Worst Case

Or something equivalent.

With the idea that it is reasonable for an insurer to prepare for a Realistic Disaster Scenario, but not practical to be prepared for all Worst Case scenarios.

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Enterprise Risk Management

A Country Default: What Does It Mean?

Eyes have been on Greece and its debt crisis for a long time. The downward spiral of the Greek economy began some 35 years ago with fiscal policies that expanded the country’s debt-to-GDP ratio four-fold over the ensuing decade and into the early 1990s. 1,175 more words


Watch Out Risk Ahead - Have a safe and celebratory 4th. Don’t be “that” person

Did you know?

Have a safe and celebratory 4th.  Don’t be “that” person below.

  1. Fireworks-related injuries have trended in the range of 8,500 to 9,800 annually since 1997.
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