Risk is an ever-present threat in our life. Most of the industries struggle with specific ones to their field and aim to reduce the negative impacts or avoid them altogether. The financial institutions have their fair share of risks as well and since their operation revolves around money on a daily basis, risk management is of utmost importance and leaves no room for play.
In the last few years Islamic banking has gained more and more attention due to the Shari’ah law that regulates the everyday operations which is quite different from conventional banking. Today even the Western World is beginning to discover the benefits of Middle East Banking and they consider implementing such measures in order to broaden their perspective and customer circle.
At the Middle East Risk Management Forum the participants will have the possibility to get familiar with the regulatory changes on a global and also on a regional level, meanwhile the most significant topics of Credit and Operational Risk Management, Risk appetite, Reputational Risk and Anti Money-Laundering will be covered during this two-day conference. Our goal is to provide practical solutions and methods to integrate risk management more efficiently into day-to-day procedures and give the opportunity for financial professionals to share innovative ideas and enjoy networking at the this highly expected event.
Wed, 30/09/2015 - 11:21
A rising tide of regulation is threatening to swamp US hedge funds with significant trading, distribution and reporting issues.This Hedgeweek Special Report unravels these issues, guides managers through the solutions currently available to them, and examines the challenges of running activist hedge funds, where assets have grown to USD120 billion over the past decade... »
Wed, 23/09/2015 - 09:39
With interest rates set to rise, this Hedgeweek Special Report examines the the latest tools available to fixed income investors and traders in the form of the CBOE/CBOT 10-year US Treasury Note Volatility Index (The TYVIX Index) and TYVIX futures, which give traders an effective way to hedge, gain exposure to, or trade interest rate volatility.... »
Mon, 28/09/2015 - 14:40
Distributions from private equity funds have improved greatly in recent years as managers have taken advantage of improving market conditions to realise value from remaining assets in their portfolios. This has gone some way to alleviating concerns regarding the overhang of unrealised value in ageing funds; however, the issue has not yet been fully rectified, particularly as funds raised in the boom years of 2005-2008 reach the 10-year mark. ... »
Wed, 23/09/2015 - 09:31
Interest rate volatility is like a storm cloud building on the horizon. The US Federal Reserve has kept rates stable for nigh on a decade, but global asset managers are now preparing for their fixed income portfolios to feel the impact of a rate rise later this year. ... »
Mon, 21/09/2015 - 10:02
Dixon Boardman, a veteran hedge fund of fund manager, is a survivor. Having founded, Optima Fund Management in 1988, his firm now manages USD4 billion. Boardman – and Optima - have stood firm through a sustained period of challenges for the fund of funds business. ... »