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(Bank) capital adequacy.(Info Intro)
February 1, 2010... Definitions Capital Adequacy is a measure of a bank's capital. It is generally expressed as a ratio known as the Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR). This is denoted as a percentage of a bank's credit exposures known as the tier one and tier two capital divided by the risk the bank is exposed to....
Private equity hits the buffers--or does it?(From the Editor)
February 1, 2010... I am still closely following the fate of private equity funding through the recession, as I remain convinced that this sector, perhaps more than any other, requires the skills and experience of business information researchers. A detailed discussion can be found in "Researching Private Equity,"...
2010 BRASS goes virtual: ALA Midwinter conference report.
February 1, 2010... The ALAs Midwinter meeting has a somewhat different focus from its annual conference. While both offer opportunities for continuing education including classes and a robust vendor exhibition, the Midwinter meeting is smaller in scale (9-10,000 attendees versus 20,000 plus at the July annual)....
Lehman, Valukas, Ernst & Young & Repo 105.(From the Editor)
March 1, 2010... A new bit of financial jargon, the "Repo 105" deal, has hit the headlines with the publication of the 2,200 page investigative report into the collapse of Lehman Brothers. The examiner was Anton Valukas at the request of the New York Southern District Bankruptcy Court and this is his report. ...
Researching corporate failure: an overview for business researchers.(Column)
March 1, 2010... Setting the Scene This time last year I was very occupied with research into the failure of the Madoff funds. The challenges this failure presented exacerbated the scandal when it became evident that there was a lack of due diligence (or business research) by the authorities. Madoff was...