John Mayr, Marketing and Partner Development at Danish software and financial expertise provider SimCorp analyses the impact of technology in the financial industry.
Sweden’s minister for Financial Markets Peter Norman has considered whether the crash five years ago of Lehman Brothers could have been softened if there were more women in the industry – the Lehman Sisters debate also draws criticism of bonus culture (in Swedish).
Many lessons have been learned in the five years since Lehman Brothers went bust, but perhaps not always the right lessons, according to the views of a number of Morningstar analysts.
Trilantic Capital Partners Europe, the transatlantic private equity team spun out of Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking in 2009 following the firm’s collapse, believes 2013 will be a pivotal year for private equity, because the asset class historically provides the best returns in the wake of a financial crisis.
Four years after Lehman Brothers suffered the largest bankruptcy in US history, a former vice president at the investment bank has warned the financial system is on a ‘collision course’ for another 2008-style event.
Quantitative models were unfairly criticised in the aftermath of the financial crisis, says legendary quant and co-creator of the Black-Scholes equation, but there’s plenty for quants to work on in the current environment
Global commodity markets could be signalling a severe downturn as indexes tracking the sector show the sharpest falls since late 2008.
Research by Momentum Global Investment Management suggests that investor appetite for hedge funds has to a large extent returned following the debacle after Lehman Brothers collapsed.
Statistics never lie, but fund allocators say numbers are not enough to tell if a manager is up to the job.
Amsterdam-based IMQubator has seeded its ninth fund with €25million of capital, Volvar Asset Management, which specialises in volatility.
Systemic risk in the Eurozone has not been priced into equities and if the Eurozone breaks up, equity valuations could drop another 20-30%, said Patrick Moonen, senior strategist at ING Investment Management.
Fixed income and currency allocation experts at Alfred Berg are seeing conflicting factors at work that could affect the new-found safe haven status
of the Norwegian and Swedish currencies.