Author Archives: Krista Carver

Nobel Laureate and Professor Robert Engle on VaR, Systemic Risk, and Liquidity

The following is and excerpt from an interview with Professor Robert Engle and the CFA Institute: “I sat down with Nobel laureate Robert Engle in Tokyo last month to discuss an amazingly wide range of applications that he and industry … Continue reading

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“The ‘Greatest’ Carry Trade Ever? Understanding Eurozone Bank Risks” by Professor Viral Acharya

Professor Viral Acharya and his co-author, Sascha Steffen of ESMT European School of Management and Technology, show that eurozone bank risks during 2007-2013 can be understood as “carry trade” behavior. They find that banks used short-term unsecured funding in wholesale … Continue reading

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Getting Serious About Sanctions-Busting Banks by Professors Ingo Walter and Roy Smith

BNP Paribas is expected any day to admit to criminal *violations of U.S. sanctions against Iran and Sudan. This is likely to mean that the giant French bank will pay a fine of between $8 billion and $10 billion to … Continue reading

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Are Major Banks Really Too Big to Jail?

The following is an excerpt from Banks and Markets of an article titled “Are Major Banks Really Too Big to Jail?” by NYU Stern Professor and MS in Risk Management Academic Director, Ingo Walter: It used to be that financial … Continue reading

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Risk Symposium Featured on NYU Stern Homepage

On Saturday, May 31, approximately 100 risk professionals and Stern alumni gathered in New York to hear from John Chambers, deputy head of Standard & Poor’s Sovereign Ratings Group, and NYU Stern Professors Michael Posner, Viral Acharya and Bruce Tuckman … Continue reading

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“Guaranteed to Fail” by NYU Stern Professors Makes American Banker’s Summer Reading List

Excerpt from American Banker: “This book alleges that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were run as the largest hedge fund on the planet. The four authors, all professors at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, … Continue reading

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Professor Viral Acharya Named Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute

Professor Viral Acharya was named a fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). The ECGI announced the appointment of five new fellows, including Professor Acharya, at their 2014 General Assembly in Brussels on April 29. Professor Acharya was appointed … Continue reading

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MSRM Welcomes the Class of 2015!

 Last week, the Master of Science in Risk Management Program welcomed the Class of 2015. These 40 students represent 23 nationalities, 40% of which are women and 45% are expatriates. NYU Stern’s Master of Science in Risk Management program for … Continue reading

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Prof. Robert Engle is Interviewed About the Financial Services Industry

The following is an excerpt from the El Paso Times:  The nation’s giant banks and other large financial institutions have regained much of the financial cushion they lost during the financial crash of 2008-09, a Nobel Prize-winning economist told University … Continue reading

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Professor Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh on the Cost of Renting vs. Buying

The following is an excerpt from The Wall Street Journal: Buying a home has long been part of the American dream. But rising prices have made renting less expensive in many places. People often aspire to own a home for … Continue reading

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