Banks still willing to take on risk despite volatility
Banks’ appetite for risk trades has not lessened despite the turbulent secondary market environment as a result of ongoing sovereign debt crises in Europe, political instability in the Middle East, the Japanese earthquake and the recent risk of a US default.
Banks calibrate their willingness to take on bought deals or other types of risk based on their appetite at a given time and their assessment of the market environment.
At the current time, despite the turmoil in markets last week as they digested the implications of the looming US
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