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Real estate represents 44 percent of Swiss household wealth. A negative price correction in the real estate sector...
From the Enron scandal to the subprime crisis to the Bernie Madoff scam, corporate fraud and managerial misconduct...
Is cash still “king”, or will the growing importance of collateral see that old adage rewritten? What role do...
The result of the Brexit referendum could have been predicted once only a little over 5 percent of the results...
The March edition of SFI’s Practitioner Roundups revealed how the election of Donald Trump affected the US stock...
Understanding the dynamics and quantifying the results of bond market integration can help inform domestic fiscal...
The surprise election of Donald Trump will profoundly affect the US and world economies. Will his expected...
Regulation that seeks to sever ties between hedge funds and financial conglomerates may have serious implications...
Intrinsic risk measures use only internal resources, returning the smallest percentage of the currently held...
What considerations motivate credit reallocation following funding shocks and financial crises? New research...
How is valuation carried out in practice? How influential, if at all, is higher-level finance education? A new,...
In life insurance, replicating portfolios (RPs) serve multiple purposes including compliance with Solvency II. A...
Robust long-term average GDP growth means economic development, and can be extrapolated into the future. But what...
Conventional economic theory assumes a true and accurate perception of risk. But, due to sensory aftereffects,...
Failure of systemically important utilities would be accompanied by significant social costs. How, then, can such...
SFI Practitioner Roundups aim to present the latest industry-oriented research findings and ideas from SFI faculty...
Only a small portion of hedge funds’ alpha can be explained by risk models. Could a change of perspective provide...
Despite its longstanding prominence, mean-variance analysis still leads to portfolios that are outperformed. Is it...
As pundits and regulators repeat calls to drive down the fees charged by actively managed open-end mutual funds, a...
ETFs have attracted considerable attention in recent years. Yet despite growing concerns about the impact of ETF...
Knowledge and emotionality determine investment behavior. Are Swiss investors better prepared to avoid investment...
While the variance swaps market has grown significantly and is currently worth trillions of dollars, pricing these...
SFI Practitioner Roundups aim to present the latest industry-oriented research findings and ideas from SFI faculty...
Following the recent financial crisis, G20 leaders called for new regulation of global systemically important...