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Regulator Turns Up the Heat on Derivatives Markets By Cory Levine, Wall Street & Technology The much-discussed global derivatives market had the spotlight turned its way this week by an official from the U.K.'s Financial Services Authority (FSA). In a speech at yesterday's International Swaps and Derivatives Association regional co
Bank of Ireland Phishing Refunds: How Can Banks Reduce User-Controlled Risk? By Greg MacSweeney, Wall Street & Technology Despite the generally accepted belief that the user is solely responsible for his or her user name and password, at least one bank -- and probably many more -- has quietly refunded customers who were defrauded by phishing attacks.
Hedge Funds Get Operational Risk Rated, But Why? By Cory Levine, Wall Street & Technology Research and ratings authority Moody's Investors Services has released the first of what it expects to be many ratings on the complex and opaque world of hedge funds. The ratings will be based on what Moody's has dubbed Operational Quality (OQ), which addresses the internal and external aspects of the fund including valuation process, service providers, accounting controls, regulatory compliance,