Securitisation and the Willingness to Repay
Securitisation was almost thrown out with the bathwater in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, as mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and collateralised debt obligations (CDO), containing sub-prime mortgages, almost brought down the financial system. But since then the securitisation market has undergone significant change, both in regulations and attitudes towards risk. And in a world […]
February Didn’t Kill Crisis Alpha
The Crisis Risk Offset approach to constructing portfolios has gained some popularity in the US in recent years, but the surprising performance of trend-following strategies in February this year led some people to question the approach. Kathryn Kaminski, who coined the term crisis alpha, examines the evidence.