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2011 June

Wholesale deposits

June 15th, 2011

Here’s a dilemma for a small bank. You have £20m of “spare” liquidity. What do you do with it? a. Deposit it all with Barclays? b. Deposit it equally with Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds and RBS? c. Deposit it in different amounts across ten counterparties? d. None of the above? This is a question I’ve been […]

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Forward looking risk

June 6th, 2011

The regulator is encouraging firms to become more proactive at looking at forward looking risk. Is that a good thing? It is not a panacea and its role should be put into context. Using your projections it to see what planned growth does to planned liquidity and capital is helpful. It shows up over extension […]

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