Future of Forecasts

by Chidem Kurdas ‘Tis the season for predictions. Pundits offer conjectures on every conceivable subject, though accumulating evidence in recent years has established, as much as anything can be established, that you might as well examine tea leaves to divine the future. Yet one could learn from prophesies; a few are thought provoking and some may … Continue reading Future of Forecasts

Beating Bonuses into Risk Controls

by Chidem Kurdas Deferred vesting of stock options is not a new idea—it gained currency amid the corporate scandals that emerged in the aftermath of the late 1990s stock bubble. It appears to be making more inroads at present, in the aftermath of the twin credit and property bubbles. This growing practice is not confined … Continue reading Beating Bonuses into Risk Controls