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Economics North America

Federal Reserve interest rates present potential risk in the long-term

The Federal Reserve held rates steady last week and Wall Street cheered, but the reasons for the Fed’s hesitancy may represent significant risks for investors down the road. In the

Finance International

Global Markets in 2016: Four risks to watch out for

After an eventful 2015, where we witnessed the first U.S rate hike in 9 years, crude oil dropping to 6 year lows, a dramatic selloff in Chinese equity markets and

Economics Latin America

Financing peace: The Colombian economy after the FARC

While the historic agreement in Colombia will open the doors to long-term economic development, the political environment will pose key challenges to the administration. The message Colombian President Juan Manuel

Economics South and Central Asia

Malaysia’s political risk produces mixed performance

While Malaysia’s government has utilized smart policies to counter falling oil prices and diversification challenges, political conflict within the ruling party is harming the business environment and is causing economic instability. Malaysia scores high in

International Technology and infrastructure

The private sector’s vital role in the protection of critical infrastructure

National governments and international organizations are increasingly identifying strategies to protect Critical Energy Infrastructure (CEI). This creates a window of opportunity for private business risk consultancies and security firms to provide

Finance International

There is nothing normal about risk and uncertainty

Much of risk and all uncertainty are inaccessible to mathematical tools. Alternate analytical methods are needed.  Standard models in financial economics – including risk models – are under great scrutiny.

Finance International

Book Review: The Pillars of Finance

The Pillars of Finance: The Misalignment of Finance Theory and Investment Practice. By Guy Fraser-Sampson. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014; 260 pages Guy Fraser-Sampson’s new book argues Modern Portfolio Theory fails to

Finance International

Managing differences between diversifiable and systemic risk

A hierarchical risk management system is not the best way to go. It is costly and the benefits are insufficient. Diversification suggests a different approach. In a letter to JPMorgan

Economics International

Why do low risk premia persist despite global turmoil?

Low risk premia for emerging market assets are persistent. Yet, the world is awash with turmoil and uncertainty. How do we explain this seeming contradiction? The Bank of International Settlements (BIS)

Economics International

Investors underestimating risk in emerging market stocks

Despite political turmoil, investors remain bullish on emerging market equities. Is this because of improved understanding of risk, or complete misunderstanding? When the ‘taper tantrum’ hit for a second time