The Whiteboard - Most Recent
May 28, 2010
The Volcker rule is a cornerstone of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul. But what is it? Paddy Hirsch explains in this video from 2010.
May 14, 2010
Investor lawsuits over failed bank investments are becoming more commonplace. As Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains in the latest from his Whiteboard series, it all comes down to a little thing called fiduciary.
May 7, 2010
Europe is teetering on the edge of a credit crisis, and markets all around the world are tumbling as investors worry about contagion. It's all about banks not trusting each other, as Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains.
Apr 12, 2010
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Apr 2, 2010
The Federal Reserve said this week it will no longer buy mortgage backed securities from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Some people worry mortgage rates could rise as a result. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains why.
Mar 29, 2010
Lyondell Chemical issued the fist covenant-lite loan since the financial crisis subsided. Senior editor Paddy Hirsch explains what a cov-lite loan is, and why their return could be bad for the economy
Mar 16, 2010
Collateralized loan obligations are back! Paddy Hirsch explains what CLOs are, and why they're important.
Mar 12, 2010
It's the title of a dubious financing transaction that Lehman Brothers used in 2008 to make its balance sheet look healthier than it really was. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch takes a stab at explaining how Repo 105 worked.
Feb 16, 2010
The Federal Housing Administration is being criticized for underwriting subprime loans, which critics say could lead to another wave of loan failures. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains subprime lending and its inherent risks.
Feb 5, 2010
Five little PIIGS. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains why problems with certain European countries' sovereign debt could blow the house down.