“Style Drift” is Not a Fashion Boutique

Posted on: 24 June 2019

By Charles Gates

Author: Charles Gates High fashion and high finance may have an all too apparent connection when it comes to the new season and folks with considerable means go shopping for the latest styles in trendy boutiques. Last season’s finery may well have drifted rapidly out of style and that change…

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Blaming Credit Default Swaps Again?

Posted on: 14 June 2019

By Charles Gates

It seems that every now and then credit derivatives arise as the public whipping boy among financial products. Most recently, the case of Windstream has been publicized as another example of evil credit derivatives in an article, “What Hedge Funds Consider a Win Is a Disaster for Everyone Else,” by…

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The Case for Ameribor™

Posted on: 20 May 2019

By Charles Gates

Author: Charles Gates In the historic conversion of the world’s financial markets away from Libor as the most widely used benchmark rate for loans and derivatives, most attention in the United States has been focused on the switch from Libor to SOFR (Secured Overnight Financing Rate). The demise of Libor,…

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