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Applying machine learning in capital markets: Pricing, valuation adjustments, and market risk

This article was a collaborative effort by Juan Aristi Baquero, Akos Gyarmati, Marie-Paule Laurent, Pedro J Silva, and Torsten Wegner, representing views from McKinsey & Company’s Risk Practice. When the COVID-19 outbreak became a global pandemic, financial-markets volatility hit its highest level in more than a decade, amid pervasive uncertainty over the long-term economic impact. Calm…

Ant Group: Jack Ma’s biggest market debut suspended amid fears over regulation

Daniel Broby, University of Strathclyde – The Conversation In a surprise last minute decision, the flagship stock exchange listing of Ant Group was suspended by regulators in China and Hong Kong. The Chinese tech giant, backed by Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma, was to be the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in history. The suspension puts…

The Coming Greater Depression of the 2020s

Nouriel Roubini forecasts the ‘Coming Greater Depression of the 2020s in an article published by Project Syndicate. He highlights how the COVID-19 crisis has arrived at a particularly bad moment for the global economy. He contends the world has long been drifting into a perfect storm of financial, political, socioeconomic, and environmental risks, all of which…