Actual Régimen Monetario de la UME
Una de las pocas cosas aprovechables de las actuales dificultades por la que está atravesando la Unión Monetaria(UM) es la posibilidad que ofrece de calibrar el grado de compromiso existente entre los países miembros, así como analizar el funcionamiento de los procesos de ajuste disponibles.
El futuro del negocio del crédito al consumo
La necesidad de una continua adaptación del negocio de la financiación al consumo al contexto actual, caracterizado por una coyuntura economico-financiera marcada por una fuerte crisis financiera y de la política crediticia general, plantea la necesidad de realizar cambios y ajustes que permitan al sector una búsqueda de la eficiencia y de la mejora en sus estructuras de balance y de la cuenta de resultados.
Assesment and Selection of Hedge Funds and Funds of Hedge Funds
In this paper, we assess the challenges of analysing and selecting hedge funds and funds of funds. Alternative investment vehicles have taken an important role not only in the diversi? cation of portfolios but also as standalone investments. Capturing the entire risk dimensions implied in hedge fund investment strategies is paramount in understanding alternative investments. We consider different quantitative and qualitative elements to have under consideration when performing an operational due diligence on hedge fund managers particularly in relation to the recent deceptive events during the credit crisis of 2007-2008. The following paper intends to be a small guide to investing in hedge funds or a guide to take into account when trying to understand the complexities of investing in hedge funds and funds of hedge funds.
Banking crisis: A Spanish Case in the International Horizon
Joaquin López Pascual and Yingying Zhang(2009) have collaborated on a new research article "Banking crisis: A Spanish Case in the International Horizon". Academy of International Business. Vol 9
The financial crisis we are experiencing sometimes seems to perplex people. However, if we cast our minds back, a financial crisis, or more specifically, a banking crisis, is not a singular phenomenon occurring for the first time in our human history. As recently as the 1980s, massive lending followed by major defaults caused the Third World debt crisis triggered by the Mexican Weekend, and in the United States, the bankruptcy of many "savings and loans" resulted in a loss of over 150 billion dollars, most of which was covered by taxpayers (Cundiff, 2007). Japanese banking has also suffered from the deterioration of its banking system with a crisis that began in early 1992, when the problem facing the Jusen companies (housing loan corporations) was publicly recognized (Kanaya & Woo, 2000).