24 January 2017

Philippe Carrel

Philippe CarrelYoung Bankers Connect - Geneva

THE MISSING BIT IN BITCOIN

26 January 2014  |  3289 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Why Bitcoin is not a currency and why can't it be one just yet? It's because a currency is more than a medium of exchange. A currency represents a value (in equivalent labour or means of subsistence) under a given set of economic and political conditions, including and most importantly, enough power to defend such value. The first forms of currenc...

TagsBlockchainTrade executionRisk & regulation
Philippe CarrelYoung Bankers Connect - Geneva

Basel III, the new rules

14 November 2011  |  3661 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Under Basel III‘s new rules, capital efficiency is no longer a mere function of return and leverage. The ability to collect information and process trades directly impacts the volume and breadth of activities a bank carries out. The convergence of multiple regulations has meant that banks are conducting enterprise-wide risk aggregation on an unpre...

TagsRisk & regulationPost-trade & ops
More blog posts
Philippe Carrel
Philippe CarrelYoung Bankers Connect - Geneva

THE WORST IDEA SINCE THE BERLIN WALL

20 May 2010  |  3024 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

By trying to ring-fence the bond market Mrs Merkel's government has durably dented the world's confidence in Germany's and EU willingness to abide by principles of the free markets. Worse, this lack o...

TagsRisk & regulation
Philippe Carrel
Philippe CarrelYoung Bankers Connect - Geneva

GOLD. PREPARE TO EXIT

16 May 2010  |  9738 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Gold is on the rise but reasons to buy more of it may progressively vanish. One should always be cautious of sharp reversals with precious metals due to the concentration effect during bull runs. Whil...

TagsRisk & regulation
Philippe Carrel
Philippe CarrelYoung Bankers Connect - Geneva

New Euro Order: The Empire Strikes Back

11 May 2010  |  2747 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

By setting up a Eur750bn package, the EU legitimately defends its currency but might simultaneously pave the way for even worses trouble. There is no example in history where any regulator or governme...

TagsRisk & regulation
Philippe Carrel
Philippe CarrelYoung Bankers Connect - Geneva

Gold. Now.

18 December 2008  |  3045 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The status of gold changed yesterday December 16th when the Fed slashed rates to zero or near zero. Gold lost the remaining of its commodity status for a full investment status. Can gold evolve back t...

TagsRisk & regulation
Philippe Carrel
Philippe CarrelYoung Bankers Connect - Geneva

Too big to fail or too big to survive?

24 November 2008  |  2981 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

New buzz words in the street since the rescue of Citi in US, RBS in UK and UBS in Switzerland involve Darwinian processes, dinosaurs and other apocalyptic analogies. One may ask, are the world largest...

TagsRisk & regulation
Philippe Carrel
Philippe CarrelYoung Bankers Connect - Geneva

UK will recover first

18 November 2008  |  2383 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

Make no mistake about it, UK will recover first. There is after all only a dozen banks for the government to keep afloat, the giant insurance and re-insurance companies that will suffer from the dele

TagsRisk & regulation
Philippe Carrel
Philippe CarrelYoung Bankers Connect - Geneva

What may come out of G20 meeting and why?

11 November 2008  |  2008 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

What is likely to happen at the November 15th G20 meeting and why? Although it was not Nicolas Sarkozy but a group of 11 Commonwealth countries who floated the idea in June 2008, the French President ...

TagsRisk & regulation
Philippe Carrel
Philippe CarrelYoung Bankers Connect - Geneva

While the real crisis is building up

07 November 2008  |  1752 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Welcome to a new world! Following a phase of brutal consolidation, investment banking will be carried out by a handful of huge commercial banks themselves under direct or indirect control of governmen...

TagsTrade executionRisk & regulation
Previous 1 Next
members
28,652
Members
comments
16,591
Comments
blogs
10,853
Posts
bloggers 
1,195
Active bloggers

Top bloggers: 30 days

Most viewed Engaging
Vinod Sharma
Vinod Sharma

Passionate & experienced in IT, BSS...

Mohan Krishnan
Mohan Krishnan

Banker turned IT Professional, intereste...

Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De Meije...

Independent financial services advisor

Michael Carter
Michael Carter

Harnessing Big Data and the Cloud, our o...

Jason Boud
Jason Boud

I am an Advisor, A FinTech Mentor/Invest...

Who is commenting on these posts

Vinod Sharma
Ganesh Guruvayur
Ketharaman Swaminathan
Charmaine Oak
Hari Subramanian
Michael King
Gerard Hergenroeder
Lisa Reardon
Piyush Srivastava
Rodney Farmer
Jeremy Light
Sandeep Todi

Philippe's blog archive

2014 (1)2011 (1)2010 (3)2008 (5)