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A detailed presentation of the main concepts relating to interest rate risk.
March 14, 2019
Market risk is the risk of loss related to changes in the market value of a portfolio of financial instruments.
February 11, 2019
Credit Rating Agencies are private companies whose main activity is to assess the ability of debt issuers to meet their financial commitments.
January 23, 2019
Corporate actions refer to events that occur in the life of a security: dividend payment, capital increase, takeover bid...
December 21, 2018
Effective January 2018, what are the consequences of MIF 2 for European financial markets and their players?
December 18, 2018
A securities lending is a contract by which a lender temporarily transfers a given quantity of a given security to a borrower.
December 17, 2018
A Repo refers to a transaction in which two parties simultaneously agree on two transactions: a sale of securities for cash followed by a forward repurchase on a prearranged date and price.
Author: Maltem Consulting.
December 04, 2018
An introduction to SWIFT payments and messages
December 03, 2018
The broker executes your entry and exit orders and charges a commission for this. He/she is the intermediary between you and the market.
Author: FormaTrade.
November 29, 2018
A futures contract is a standardized contract for securing or committing to a price for a specified quantity of a given commodity at a future date.
November 29, 2018
What are Credit Default Swaps? What are their characteristics and how is their market organised?
November 16, 2018
How to apply the standard sensitivity-based risk calculation method of the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book regulatory framework
April 17, 2018
A presentation of TARGET 2 SECURITES, the single settlement platform within the euro area.
November 08, 2017
What are derivative instruments and what are they used for?
November 08, 2017
Banks, institutional investors, issue of securities, custodians, markets operations, trading rooms, speculation and arbitrage
November 05, 2017
A new section about risk management
November 03, 2017
FRTB key new features: an overhaul of the Standardized Approach
October 22, 2017
What are the applications of machine learning to financial markets?
November 02, 2016
With climate change, finance just as other economic sectors has no choice but to become sustainable. But using which tools?
August 05, 2016
The blockchain is the underlying technology behind bitcoin. How does it work? Why is it a potential revolution, especially in finance?
August 03, 2016
what is shadow banking, its risk and its regulation
September 05, 2014
how it works, who are the actors, advantages and drawbacks
June 06, 2013
a fundamental tool in the context of Basel III
Author: Finaxium.
April 04, 2013
the key role of CCPs to prevent systemic risk
Author: Finaxium.
March 19, 2013
The SWIFT company, a key player in capital markets, operates an international electronic communication network between market players.
An Over-the-counter (OTC) contract that allows the exchange of fixed-rate interest flows for floating-rate interest flows on the basis of a nominal amount.
The management of collateral, an instrument to reduce credit risk.
The product control: how banks and financial institutions are reviewing this essential function inside their organizations after the financial crisis.
Author: Investance.
The operational risk: definition and issues, risk map, measurement, control...
The financial regulatory authorities
New version of the financial products section home page
FiMarkets' collection of old French stocks
Capital market players: new introduction
Carbon finance, when finance fights global warming
Author: ICG Conseil.
The function of financial markets in the economy
November 05, 2017
Role and functioning of an organised market: Euronext
Depositories services to the investors
Author: ISIFI Conseil.
Market infrastructures: systems and stakeholders
Author: ISIFI Conseil.
Target2 Securities: the last piece of the European securities market puzzle
Author: ISIFI Conseil.
June 08, 2008
Basic foreign exchange operations: spot, outright and currency swap
Mutual funds: what is a fund, its purpose, the organisation of asset management and the role of the players
The calculation of the solvency ratio or McDonough ratio, as defined by the Basel 2 agreement.
How does one become a trader? What is the trader's role? What is the job like on a daily basis?
Author: Jérôme Fabre.
May 09, 2007
November 03, 2017
May 09, 2007