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Bootstrapping the Zero Curve and Forward Rates

Deriving zero rates and forward rates using the bootstrapping process is a standard first step for many valuation, pricing and risk models. Interest rate and cross currency swaps & interest rate options pricing & VaR models, revolving credit facilities & term B loans valuation models,

Bank consolidation and M&A drivers.

Bank consolidation and M&A drivers It is that time of the year again within the banking industry in the Middle East. The move for bank consolidation and the need to roll out and brush the dust off our bank M&A models.  Like every other industry

DIB Tamweel case study

Bank Valuation case study. DIB acquisition of Tamweel.

Bank Valuation case study. DIB’s acquisition of Tamweel. Dubai Islamic Bank’s (DIB) acquisition of Tamweel PJSC serves as our second case study for the upcoming Bank valuation course.  The case study serves as a basis for discussion for the acquisition of a single product business

Using Copulas to model spread between WTI and Brent.

Using Copulas to Model spread between crude oil blends. Brent is the European crude oil blend. WTI is the North American pricing benchmark for crude oil. While Brent is used to price bulk of the crude oil cargoes purchased and sold across the world, WTI

Credit Memo. Tips for credit committee presentations

Presenting credit memo for credit committee approval The credit committee or loan committee review meeting is the final trial by fire for the loan proposal (credit memo) prepared by the loan officer and the credit analyst.  While credit risk as a function and a business

Khuda Buksh

Khuda Buksh. A life insurance leadership case study.

Khuda Buksh. A case study for life insurance leaership. My father, Aba, is 76 years old. He spent a large part of his professional life selling life insurance, first in the conventional form and then for the Takaful industry in Pakistan. The name Khuda Baksh

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