One of my favorite stories recently was of the Professional Bull Riders unveiling their PBR Team series and establishing a franchise-based approach for their business. There are many things that I liked. First, look at the quality of property that Endeavor-owned PBR recruited and convinced to pay a $3 millionRead More →

By As the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) is at the forefront of China’s reform and opening-up, Standard Chartered has established its GBA center, aiming to make better use of its benefits and contribute to the region’s financial sector, Anthony Lin, Greater Bay Area Managing Director, Standard CharteredRead More →

CAMAS, Wash., January 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Fisher Investments, one of the world’s largest independent, fee-based investment advisers, has been named 2021 Best Global Equity-Blend Strategy Manager by Citywire France. Citywire France rewards investment managers in specific categories accessible to French institutional investors over the past three years (to AugustRead More →

WisdomTree Investments (NASDAQ:WETF) will release earnings data ahead of market open Friday, January 28. Analysts expect WisdomTree Investments to post earnings of $0.09 per share for the quarter. Those interested in listening to the company’s earnings conference call can do so using this link. WisdomTree Investments (NASDAQ:WETF) last released itsRead More →

It’s a new year, with new resolutions, and several investment strategies to accomplish. However, the advent of the new year does not necessarily mean that the gains and losses of the previous year are ignored. For most of the past year, Covid-19 and inflationary pressures have been top concerns forRead More →

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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) seeks to protect the financial sector from crises and shocks with new loss absorption requirements and proposed planning standards. APRA Vice Chairman John Lonsdale said crisis preparedness was at the very heart of APRA’s purpose as regulator of the financial services industry. “Although AustraliaRead More →

Historical crises are consummate teachers, and this is especially true in the financial sector, where failures are too often duplicated with often devastating consequences. international banker has compiled a series of articles focusing on many of the most impactful financial calamities, frauds and scandals of the 20and and 21st centuries,Read More →

New Delhi: South Asia’s reliance on state-led development hides vulnerabilities to rising levels of unsustainable debt that could lead to financial crises, the World Bank has warned. Governments in the region, including India and Pakistan, are exposed to ‘hidden debt’ risk through funding guarantees by banks and state-owned companies, asRead More →

Summary Focus Financial crises wreak economic, social and political havoc. They impose significant fiscal costs, increase public debt and disrupt our societies. Designing and implementing policies that reduce the risks of a crisis occurring – as well as its costs – requires that the build-up of risks in the economyRead More →

Summary Focus Early warning indicators for financial crises are important elements for central bankers to guide macroprudential policies. One of these indicators – the deviation of the credit-to-GDP ratio from a long-term trend, in short, the credit-to-GDP spread – is very useful in this regard. Basel III therefore suggests thatRead More →

How “Stablecoins” Could Trigger Chaos October 07, 2021 Dollar pegged cryptocurrencies are proliferating rapidly. But without regulation, these so-called stablecoins pose serious risks to the US financial system, argue Gary B. Gorton of Yale SOM and his co-author. Should governments print money to survive the pandemic? March 22, 2021 CentralRead More →

The current health crisis, with its long-term repercussions on the political structure of countries, offers new avenues for researchers to understand how political systems interact with financial players. The topic was recently discussed at the inaugural London Workshop on Political Finance (POLFIN), which reached an international audience of over 200Read More →

President and Owner at McKay Advertising + ActivationFlorida’s premier digital media agency Getty The immediate response of comparing this financial crisis of 2020 to the financial crisis of 2008 is a natural reaction. Human psychology shows our need to develop a baseline of what we have experienced. Some of theRead More →

Focus Growth and productivity are consistently weak following financial crises. This article examines how financial crises affect innovation. Patents are an important measure of the type of innovative activity that can lead to productivity gains. We study patent data from a large sample of countries and financial crises and examineRead More →

We learned this month that the US Federal Reserve decided not to raise the countercyclical capital buffer required of banks above its current level of zero, even as the US economy is at a cyclical peak. It also removed “qualitative” ratings from its stress tests for US banks, but notRead More →

ABSTRACT In OECD countries, over the period 1980-2017, countries with lower debt-to-GDP ratios responded to financial difficulties with much more expansionary fiscal policy and suffered much less severe consequences. Two lines of evidence suggest that the relationship between debt ratio and policy response is determined in part by sovereign marketRead More →

According to the United States Commission of Inquiry into the Financial Crisis, the main causes of the 2007-2009 financial crisis were failures in corporate governance and policies, including widespread failures in financial regulation and supervision, lack of transparency, poor government preparedness, and systemic failure of accountability. The Commission concluded thatRead More →

Until the eve of the crisis of 1929, the worst that America had ever known, everything was rosy. Cars and construction flourished in the 1920s, and strong jobs in both industries helped raise wages and consumption. Ford was making 9,000 of its Model T cars a day, and spending onRead More →

The 21st century has proven economically as tumultuous as the previous two centuries. This period saw multiple financial crises hit nations, regions and, in the case of the Great Recession, the entire global economy. All financial crises share certain characteristics, but each tells its own unique story with its ownRead More →

Adam Smith wrote of the “invisible hand”, whereby the pursuit of the self-interest of individuals in free and competitive markets advances the interest of society as a whole. And Smith was right: free markets have generated unprecedented prosperity for individuals and societies. But, because we can be manipulated or trickedRead More →