This is a really important article from the august "Daily Telegraph" in the UK, it describes the process being undertaken right now to quantify a value for the structured products held off or on balance sheet by the UK banks, it focuses on the biggest and most controversial of the UK banks which WAS a player in this market game, RBOS for whose executives and ex-executives the UK press are beginning to sniff the opportunity for blood!…
Added by John A Morrison on January 24, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Agile Business Intelligence (BI):
by Kesavan Hariharasubramanian
The aim of any Business Intelligence (BI) initiative is to help an organization to review its business, its competition and its external environment from time to time and take more smarter and faster decisions not only for survival and sustenance but also to stay one step ahead of its competition. Or in other words, BI serves to keep an organization agile and vigilant at the same… Continue
Added by Kesavan Hariharasubramanian on January 23, 2009 at 3:34am —
I am sure many of you know of Alexa.com. Many years ago most people got annoyed with Alexa as it's toolbar was budled with some freeware. It was just considered as malware. It was not until two years ago when I needed to analyse which real estate companies from the Algarve were the most popular on the Web when I realised that it could be useful sometimes.
This is what Alexa has to say about AnalyticBridge:
Analyticbridge.com has a traffic rank of:… Continue
Added by Peter Lindmark on January 18, 2009 at 4:12am —
The consultative papers Revisions to the Basel II market risk framework and Guidelines for computing capital for incremental risk in the trading book set out the Committee's proposed enhancements to the regulatory capital treatment for trading book exposures. Collectively, these are referred to as the "trading book proposals".
The Committee therefore proposes to require banks to calculate a stressed VaR taking into account a one-year observation period relating to significant losses,… Continue
Added by John A Morrison on January 18, 2009 at 4:00am —
The Basel Committee has proposed this weekend root and branch, fundamental revisions of the Basel II Framework in all three pillars Pillar 1 (minimum capital requirements), Pillar 2 (supervisory review process) and the third pillar (market discipline); reflecting particular concern about the trading book, ABCP Conduits, Structured Products and more particularly Banking Supervision (as opposed to regulation). The impacts of the proposed changes to Pillar 3 (Disclosure) look unusually interesting… Continue
Added by John A Morrison on January 18, 2009 at 3:00am —
THIS IS QUITE SIMPLY A CRUCIAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE CURRENT DEBATE ABOUT WHAT WILL QUANTITATIVE FINANCE LOOK LIKE POST CREDIT CRUNCH
A missing link in the transmission mechanism?
by Claudio Borio and Haibin Zhu, Bank for International Settlements
Over the last three decades the financial landscape has gone through radical structural change. As a result of financial liberalisation and innovation, heavily controlled, segmented and “sleepy” domestic financial… Continue
Added by John A Morrison on January 16, 2009 at 3:00am —
When i first came across Data Mining and Machine Learning in 1997 i had no idea of the kind of applications that this field can have. As time passes by, the knowledge that can be available to a data/text miner becomes more and more a serious business....actually, a very serious one.
Not long time ago i have seen a presentation where a map of emotions from the web was created in real time by aggregating… Continue
Added by Themos Kalafatis on January 12, 2009 at 7:48am —
by Antonella Foglia, Banca d’Italia, Banking and Financial Supervision
This paper reviews the quantitative methods developed at selected authorities for stress testing credit risk, focusing in particular on the methods used to link macroeconomic drivers of stress with bank-specific measures of credit risk (macro stress test). Authorities with a mandate for financial stability are particularly interested in quantifying the macro-to-micro linkages and have developed specific modeling… Continue
Added by John A Morrison on January 12, 2009 at 3:00am —
John A Morrison developed a comprehensive White Paper for SAP, published in April 2006, pre-credit crunch, on the topic of a Solution Architecture for Economic Capital Quantitative Analytics; Basel II Pillar 2 (B2P2). This prescient WP pointed out then, that the reality of banking quantitative risk capital analysis was the reverse of the way it seemed, the shadow banking tail was wagging the main street lending dog and to quantify risk capital properly (as required by the now effectively… Continue
Added by John A Morrison on January 11, 2009 at 3:00am —
People will obtain many relating data of two or more than two dimension during experiments and production. These data will help them to solve problems of reality on contrary, which need data processing to make them become mathematicalematical model reflecting the data variation regulation. The application of the Least Square Method can only make linear regression, but to the nonlinear problems it must construct relating mathematicalematical relationship expression, namely mechanism model… Continue
Added by yanping on January 10, 2009 at 8:50pm —
Prepared by Tom Pak-wing Fong, Research Department, Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Chun-shan Wong, Department of Finance, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
This paper estimates macroeconomic credit risk of banks’ loan portfolio based on a class of mixture vector autoregressive models. Such class of models can differentiate distributions of default rates and macroeconomic conditions for different market situations and can capture their dynamics evolving over time, including the… Continue
Added by John A Morrison on January 9, 2009 at 3:00am —
R first appeared in 1996, when the statistics professors Robert Gentleman, left, and Ross Ihaka released the code as a free software package.
By ASHLEE VANCE
Published: January 6, 2009
To some people R is just the 18th letter of the alphabet. To others, it’s the rating on racy movies, a measure of an attic’s insulation or what pirates in movies say.
R is also the name of a popular programming language used by a growing number of data analysts inside… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on January 7, 2009 at 11:00am —
By Gary Angel
My post on “Numbers it’s better NOT to know” got me thinking more closely about the relationship between a theory of error and the types of web analytic process organizations should adopt. That led to a more considered post “Defending the Indefensible” where I laid out some of the most common causes of error and talked a little bit about how these errors should influence our thinking about organization and process. Jacques Warren, whose comments certainly triggered some… Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on December 26, 2008 at 6:30pm —
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Added by Steven Bonacorsi on December 18, 2008 at 1:00pm —
I am looking for tools/approach/... on how to use bayesian networks in Structured Equation Modeling.
Any suggestions on articles/books to refer?
Added by Manjula on December 9, 2008 at 11:30pm —
1. What is click fraud?
Click fraud is usually defined as the act of purposely clicking on ads on pay-per-click programs with no interest in the target web site. Two types of fraud are usually mentioned:
- An advertiser clicking on competitor ads to deplete their ad spend budgets, with fraud frequently taking place early in the morning and through multiple distribution partners: AOL, Ask.com, MSN, Google, Yahoo, etc.
- A malicious distribution partner…
Added by Vincent Granville on December 8, 2008 at 3:30am —
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This report carried out by the Banking Supervision Committee (BSC) with the help of its Task Force on Liquidity Stress Testing and Contingency Funding Plans (hereinafter referred to as the “Task Force”) contains insights into the range of bank practices in these areas and assesses their adequacy in the light of recent fi nancial market stresses. It is mainly based on four sources: a literature review, two workshops with market participants, a survey of relevant practices among 84 EU banks and… Continue
Added by John A Morrison on November 29, 2008 at 3:00am —
Keynote address by Már Gudmundsson, Deputy Head of the Monetary and Economic Department of the BIS, at the Financial Technology Congress 2008, Boston, 23 September 2008
The current financial crisis was triggered by increasing defaults on subprime mortgages and the turn of the housing cycle in the United States. However, it had deeper causes in the under-pricing of risk and debt accumulation in several countries during the period of low real interest rates and easy access to credit.… Continue
Added by John A Morrison on November 28, 2008 at 3:00am —