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Financial instruments for mitigating credit risk

FRBSF Economic Letter

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Specialization in risk management

A discussion of the rapidly increasing use of derivative financial instruments, contending that these contracts represent innovations in risk management, not in risk itself, and will lead to enhanced wealth and more efficient risk management without the need for special regulation or legislation to address their perceived risks.
Economic Commentary , Issue Oct

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Stocks, bonds, options, futures, and portfolio insurance: a rose by any other name

Trading volume and open interest in options and futures contracts on stock indices, equities, and interest rate instruments traded on world exchanges have experienced remarkable growth. However, this growth has been accompanied by controversy about the proper role of financial derivatives and the potential for abuse. Prominent attention has been given to losses by major corporations, broker-related short-term mutual funds, and municipal agencies.> The public debate about "derivatives" has promoted the impression that the heart of the problem has been a proliferation of brand new ways of ...
New England Economic Review , Issue Jul , Pages 25-46

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Managing risk in the 90's: what should you be asking about derivatives?

Derivatives are the fastest-growing financial instruments of our time. When used strategically, they can be very effective tools to mitigate risks. When used to speculate, that is, to bet on the inefficiency of financial markets, they can be trouble, especially if you are unaware that you are betting.> On April 28,1995 the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston held an educational forum entitled "Managing Risk in the '90s: What Should You Be Asking about Derivatives?" The daylong forum, presented by experts from nonfinancial corporations, investment and commercial banks, pension funds, issuers of ...
New England Economic Review , Issue Sep , Pages 3-25

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Interest rate derivatives and asset-liability management by commercial banks

Bank participation in derivative markets has risen sharply in recent years. The total amount of interest rate, currency, commodity, and equity contracts at U.S. commercial and savings banks soared from $6.8 trillion in 1990 to $11.9 trillion in 1993, an increase of 75 percent. A major concern facing policymakers and bank regulators today is the possibility that the rising use of derivatives has increased the riskiness of individual banks and of the banking system as a whole.> This study uses quarterly Call Report data to shed some light on the pattern of derivative use by U.S. commercial ...
New England Economic Review , Issue Jan , Pages 17-28

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Living with the d-word

Regional Review , Issue Spr , Pages 25

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The longer-term challenges ahead

Remarks at the Council of Society Business Economists Annual Dinner, London, United Kingdom.
Speech , Paper 18

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Basel and the wider financial stability agenda

Remarks at the 2010 Institute of International Finance Annual Membership Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Speech , Paper 31

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Remarks at Panel Discussion on OTC Derivatives Reform and broader financial reforms agenda

Remarks at the 2013 OTC Derivatives Conference, Paris, France.
Speech , Paper 113

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Solving the too big to fail problem

Remarks at the Clearing House's Second Annual Business Meeting and Conference, New York City.
Speech , Paper 90

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