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Asian Structured Product Disclosures

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Celent believes that firms cannot afford continued fragmentation in the way prices are derived in the front office, and therefore advises firms to adopt a joint approach to the pricing functions. Greater transparency in pricing and valuation functions was a visible trend even before the onset of the credit crisis. However, in a post-crisis era that is moving towards financial reform, we are seeing unprecedented levels of scrutiny and requirements for firms to show procedural consistency in their complex deal pricing and portfolio valuation activities. Disclosure and pricing/valuation methodologies are now critical building ...
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stress tests of their structured product (or securitization ..... as 58 percent of institutions with $100 billion or more in .... ERM programs were more common among U.S. and Canadian institutions (at 47 percent) and among Asian institutions ... accompanying disclosures to the public.”14 The proposals ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
SEC Market Risk Disclosures: Implications For Judgment And ...
SYNOPSIS: In this paper, we draw on Judgment and decision-making research to examine the behavioral implications of the SEC's Financial Reporting Release No. 48 on market risk disclosures. While these disclosures have been examined using archival data, no research has investigated how these disclosures might-affect individual users of financial statements. The purpose of our paper is to draw on research in the judgment and decision-making arena to identify and analyze the behavioral implications of the new risk disclosures. We offer three conclusions. First, FRR No. 48 users may have more complex evaluations of risk than ... industry trends, business articles and survey research


Nov 23, 2009 ... Asian Structured Product Disclosures: How Much Is Enough? ;;;. ;;;. ;;;. ;;;. Derivatives Week is now accepting submissions from industry ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Comment Letter
Jul 25, 2008 ... variety of structured products. Our CMBS deal coverage includes North American,. European, and Asian CMBS as well as Commercial Real Estate backed ... it be necessary to require the disclosure of this information as ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Prof. Allen Ferrell | Curriculum Vitae
American Law Institute Project on the Application of U.S. Financial Regulations to Foreign Firms and Cross-Border Transactions Member , ABA Task Force on Corporate Governance Fellow , Columbia University's Program on the Law and Economics of Capital Markets Faculty Associate , Kennedy School of Government Research Associate , European Corporate Governance Institute Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Ph.D. in Economics, 2005 Fields in econometrics and finance Harvard Law School , J.D., 1995, Magna Cum Laude Recipient of the Sears Prize (award given to the two students with the highest grades) Editor, Harvard Law Review
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