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CIO Vantage Point
August 03, 2010 Posted by
The ratings agencies have largely escaped public scorn throughout the current financial crisis, including the recent regulatory reform signed into law. A notable exception is the legal liability foisted upon them regarding the ratings they place on specific issues.
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FX Outlook
August 03, 2010 Posted by
Recently, the Australian dollar (AUD) regained its stature as one of the top performing currencies against the U.S. dollar. Trading near a 3 month high, the Aussie traded firmly above .9100 USD per AUD, far above July's low of 0.8300.
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Observation Deck
August 02, 2010 Posted by
The need for greater efficiencies around managing cash and liquidity, together with the need to improve visibility and maintain control, are key concerns for clients with growing overseas operations. These needs, along with the desire to enhance returns, are what make an effective global cash management platform essential.
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CIO Vantage Point
July 27, 2010 Posted by
Followers of the Fed have always been challenged with interpreting its written or spoken word. From the early Greenspan days, Fed-watchers spent countless hours scouring speeches, testimonies and written releases, parsing every single word in search for clues of coming Fed actions.
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FX Outlook
July 27, 2010 Posted by
The last time that my thoughts were graciously accepted into this forum, I took the opportunity to explore the European sovereign debt crisis from a data-driven, balanced viewpoint.
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CIO Vantage Point
July 20, 2010 Posted by
Fridays in the summer on the trading floor are a time for reflection and a time to catch up on the week's work before heading home for the weekend. But this past Friday, I was presented with a challenge in the form of CNBC's Apple "antennaegate" coverage (Steve Jobs' label, not mine).
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FX Outlook; Europe
July 20, 2010 Posted by
Only three short years ago, the British economy was considered to be the strongest in Europe. Open and competitive markets made the U.K. the shining example for globalization of the developed world.
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CIO Vantage Point
July 13, 2010 Posted by
With quarterly net Treasury issuance reaching the mid-$500 billion mark — about 3 times as much as the average net issuance from 2002 to 2007 —one could say we are leaning aggressively on our high credit quality and reputation in the marketplace.
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