Derivatives play a critical role in helping to reduce the uncertainty that comes from changing interest rates and exchange rates, as well as credit, commodity and equity prices.
The Overnight Money Market by Ben Chabot and Stefania D’Amico
This video presentation provides a simple overview of the recent evolution of the U.S. overnight money market and how the Federal Reserve’s tools to implement monetary policy have evolved with the market. The visualization and narration of the money market’s main financial instruments, participants and respective interactions are meant to simplify complex concepts and relation networks that constitute the foundation of short-term borrowing and lending in U.S. financial markets. For more details, please see the video transcript and references therein. Read more
Title: Structured Finance 2016 Global Outlook
Date: Friday, January 8, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Tamon Asonuma has been an economist at the Strategy, Policy and Review Department of the International Monetary Fund since 2010. View the video here
Lord Adair Turner, Senior Fellow of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and former Chairman of the UK Financial Services Authority, delivered the second Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Memorial Lecture on 18 June 2015.
The lecture, entitled The micro and the macro: risk management in an unstable system, focused on the systemic drivers of the financial crisis and proposed reforms still required to ensure financial and economic stability.
Organised by the IFRS Foundation in partnership with European University Institute, the event took place in conjunction with the IFRS Foundation Trustees’ meeting in London.
A video of the lecture and the subsequent discussion can be found here.
The asset quality of banks is an important indicator of their financial health; it also reflects the efficacy of their credit risk management and recovery environment. Asset quality is measured as NPAs (Non-Performing Assets). click here to see video
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Emerging East Asia’s bond markets were volatile due to rising global concerns over the unresolved Greek debt crisis and the possibility of an interest rate hike in the United States, the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) latest Asia Bond Monitor said.
“Low liquidity in the region’s bond markets could worsen the impact of an outflow of funds leading to more volatile price swings,” said ADB Chief Economist Shang-Jin Wei. “Undertaking policies to improve efficiency and transparency of financial markets, coupled with some appropriate prudential regulation, can help countries strengthen resilience against external shocks.”
Can The Credit Quality Of EU And Brazilian Sugar And Ethanol Producers’ Rebound In A Low Price Environment?
Low market prices are pressuring cash flows but regulatory changes could also play a role in the sector credit trends. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Associate Director Maxime Puget and Director Flavia Bedran look at credit prospects for our rated issuers
WebIDEAS – Designing Green Bonds for India
Date: January 08, 2015 Time: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm IST, 10:00 am to 11:00 am GMT
One of the major constraints restricting the growth of Indian renewable energy sector is high cost of funding and low tenure. Green Bonds are one of the key financial instruments that can provide access to scalable long-term, low-cost debt from institutional investors. The USAID PACE-D TA Program is working with several stakeholders in evaluating and designing Green Bonds as a financing option in India.
The program, in collaboration with the Climate Bonds Initiative, is organizing a webinar on January 08, 2015 to deliberate on the need of Green Bonds in India and the proposed approach and structure for the Indian market. The webinar is free and open to the public.
Ronnie Khanna, Deputy Chief of Party-RE, USAID PACE-D TA Program
Sean Kidney, CEO and Co-founder, Cimate Bonds Initiative
Vinod Kala, Lead Clean Energy Finance Consultant, USAID PACE-D TA Program
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About the USAID PACE-D TA Program
The USAID PACE-D Technical Assistance Program is a part of the overall Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE) initiative, the flagship program under the U.S.-India Energy Dialogue. The five year program, implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Power (MOP) and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has three key components: Energy Efficiency (EE), Renewable Energy (RE) and Cleaner Fossil Technologies. For more information, please access www.pace-d.com
KimEng Tan, Senior Director & Analytical Manager, Asia-Pacific Sovereigns
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
Takahira Ogawa, Director, Sovereigns
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
Agost Benard, Associate Director, Sovereigns
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
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BHP Billiton, one of the world’s biggest miners, has announced plans to demerge some of its assets. Join May Zhong, a director in our Corporate Ratings group, as she discusses the proposed demerger, including the implications for the company’s credit quality.
Thomas Rookmaaker, Director of Sovereign Ratings, explains why commodity dependence is a larger current account risk for Indonesia than for India.
Director, Moody’s Analytics
Chief Credit & Risk Officer, Cisco Capital
Standard & Poor’s expects disintermediation to grow over the next five years as more corporations tap nonbanks for funding. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Managing Director Rodrigo Quintanilla discusses what’s driving the rise in disintermediation and how banks will likely adjust to the trend.
The gap between Asia-Pacific entities poised for downgrades and those poised for upgrades has narrowed since 2009, but is still more than double the region’s trailing-10-year average. As economic growth in the Asia-Pacific moderates, Standard & Poor’s has examined some of the region’s rating stress indicators and their recent performance. In this CreditMatters TV segment,…
|Date: Tuesday May 20, 2014
Time: 11:00 am EDT | 4:00 pm BST | 11:00 pm HKT
Duration: 60 minutes
Financial firms are facing significant challenges when it comes to measuring and assessing risk from counterparties. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, progress measuring the broad array of financial transactions with other institutions remains uneven and progress toward consistent, timely and accurate reporting of top counterparty exposures has yet to fall in line with regulatory standards as well as industry best practices. The area of greatest concern remains firms’ inability to quantify counterparty risk consistently produce high-quality data on a regular basis.
Cady North, Senior Finance Analyst, Bloomberg Government
Robert Scanlon, former Group Chief Credit Officer of Standard Chartered Bank; Principal, Scanlon Associates
Asia-Pacific Sovereign Borrowing To Rise This Year
12 March 2014
Standard & Poor’s 21 rated sovereigns in Asia-Pacific will increase borrowing from long-term commercial sources by 4.9% to an equivalent of US$2.5 trillion in 2014. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s sovereign analyst, Liang Zhong gives an overview of the S&P’s Asia-Pacific Sovereign Debt report.
17 March 2014
Standard & Poor’s expects $339 billion in rated emerging markets corporate debt to mature through 2018. Emerging Asia accounts for $134 billion, EEMEA for $110 billion, and Latin America for $95 billion of the debt. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Associate Director Sarab Sekhon discusses the key takeaways from our recent refinancing study.