The Run on SVB: How Much Did Technology Have to Do with It?

On March 5, nearly a year after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, the credit-risk-challenged New York Community Bancorp was causing jitters locally and in financial markets. Deposits had fallen...

March 15, 2024 | By Jeffrey Kutler


Coping with Inflation and Liquidity Risk – and Their Knock-on Effects

Inflation has put the profitability of both life and non-life insurers under strain. In light of the risk of sustained inflation, the U.K. Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has urged insurers to...

August 11, 2023 | By Sander Dekker


Held-to-Maturity Accounting Revisited

The failures of regional banks earlier this year brought renewed attention to held-to-maturity (HTM) assets and to arguments to eliminate the classification in favor of fair value accounting. In an...

July 7, 2023 | By John Hintze


Inflation, Dollar, Other Pressures Add Up to Debt Distress

From interest and exchange rates to rising inflation and fears of recession, the International Monetary Fund’s latest World Economic Outlook delineates all-too-familiar pain points for households,...

October 21, 2022 | By Jeffrey Kutler


Pandemic Bonds: A Tool for Mitigating the Short-Term Debt Crisis in China

The increased liquidity and credit risks imposed by COVID-19 have forced many Chinese businesses to rack up debt, with some now in danger of running out of cash. Small and medium-sized enterprises...

April 24, 2020 | By Yu Xiaojian and Zeng Wenzheng


Coronavirus Risks and Challenges Impacting the Chinese Service Industry

The dramatic cost in human capital of the extremely contagious, life-altering novel coronavirus has been well documented, but the pandemic has also extracted a heavy toll on China's economy. The...

March 27, 2020 | By Yu Xiaojian and Zeng Wenzheng


Finding Opportunities in Black Swans: China's Banking Industry Seeks Stability and Innovation amid COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has been a true black swan event, significantly increasing liquidity and credit risks in the global financial services industry. However, in China, regulators, banks and...

March 20, 2020 | By Catherine Chen

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