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Financial Crime Risk Management 2011

Financial crime flourishes in an economic downturn. Individuals facing economic hardship are more inclined to become involved in financial scams for personal gain. In addition, technological and product developments, especially in the form of online and electronic transactions, are creating new…

Liquidity Risk Management Systems 2011

In an effort to understand the causes of the global economic crisis, regulators are sharply focused on financial institutions’ (FIs) management of liquidity risk. Consequently, it is that focus that is driving FIs’ expenditure on liquidity risk management and Asset Liability Management (ALM)…

Equity Research MSCI Update

Two noteworthy events have taken place since our February update: MSCI has repriced the debt that financed the acquisition of RiskMetrics last year and has issued a quarterly report for Q1-2011. The first quarter of the year showed very good performance in MSCI's main lines of business: Index and…

Equity Research - Moody's Update

Moody's has recently published its Q1-2011 report, boasting exceptional business performance: significant year-on-year revenue growth across all segments and subsegments, improving margins and superior EPS growth. Analyst consensus and our own expectations were significantly below the reported…

Equity Research - Moody's Initiation Report

Moody’s Corporation (“Moody’s” or “the company”) is a major provider of credit ratings, as well as of a range of risk management products and services.   The credit ratings industry has found itself in the spotlight lately because it rated a large volume of mortgage-backed debt as investment-grade…

Equity Research - MSCI Update

MSCI has reported quite a good fourth quarter and full year, marking a recovery in most operating statistics, such as run rates and retention rates, signalling a favourable environment. The integration of RiskMetrics appears to be going smoothly and it looks like MSCI has decided to keep…

Equity Research - MSCI Initiation report

MSCI is a financial technology company offering a range of products and services that facilitate informed investment decisions. Probably best known for its equity indices, the company also provides a wide range of other investment decision support tools, such as portfolio performance analytics,…