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The last time I tried this on an audience was in Rome two weeks ago, where I had about five takers out of a room of 80. Admittedly, the audience was general counsel of large organizations from across Europe , who may be more risk-averse than the
A unique fund supporting innovation in the humanitarian sector is fighting a culture of risk aversion in its efforts to improve emergency aid delivery, but the projects it supports are already delivering benefits to people, according to its manager.
In US dollar terms, 10-year treasuries have returned 1.8 per cent this year, while local government bonds have generated more modest gains of 0.2 per cent. That might not sound like much, but it looks a lot better when you compare it against the
Daniel Fessler study found a mechanism that translates the magnitude of the threat into the same dimensions used by animals to size up their adversaries a" size and strength a" even when these dimensions have no actual connection to the threat.
Asian share markets were under water on Friday after a sudden reversal in some very popular, and thus crowded, trades sparked a bout of global risk aversion. The net result was a pullback in the euro, sterling, and stocks and a bounce for the yen,
F ollowing Rawls and the social contract tradition from which he descends, imagine that everyone in the "original position" is behind a "veil of ignorance" and cannot know what position in society he or she will occupy. All that is known is the
The first US government shutdown in 17 years is stoking speculation that the longer it lasts, the more likely the Federal Reserve will delay reducing its monetary stimulus programme, boosting emerging market currencies at the expense of the dollar.
2 October 2013 0 View comments When faced with uncertain situations, people are less able to make decisions as they age, according to U.S. scientists When faced with uncertain situations, people are less able to make decisions as they age, according
That's from SocGen strategist Kit Juckes and it just about sums it up...Congress, and the situation in Italy, where Berlusconi (again) is threatening to screw everything up. Risk aversion is just that, investor inclination to exit risky assets...And
A team of researchers, including Dr Agnieszka Tymula from the University of Sydney's School of Economics, has found evidence of increased risk-taking amongst the 'wealthier' of our primate relatives, suggesting an evolutionary link to human