From the monthly archives:

November 2010

By now, I’m sure you’re familiar with WikiLeaks. (If not, read this good, introductory summary.) The whistle-blower company has released hundreds of thousands of documents about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and, just this week, it made headlines worldwide by unveiling a new torrent of documents related to U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy. (Here […]


Banks have feared the impending Basel III reforms for some time now. We have covered the topic in the past, both on the Monitor (the most recent Basel III-related post here) and in Risk Management (our April 2010 issue). Starting tomorrow, regulators will come together for a two-day meeting of the Basel Committee on Banking […]

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Every year it seems like Christmas shopping season kicks off earlier and earlier. When I went to pick up Halloween candy last month, I could have sworn there were more candy canes than candy corn. (Much to my dismay since I’m probably one of the only people on the planet who actually likes candy corn. […]


Granted we still have a month and change left in 2010, but Reuters has posted their 55 best photos of the year. Considering that their photographers produce over 500,000 photos each year, these are some impressive shots. As you would expect, they depict everything from tragedy to human interest and run the gamut of emotions […]