MIT’s Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics Stephen A Ross gives his undertake understanding the 2008 financial meltdown. PROFESSOR and finance professional Stephen A Ross has little endurance for the blame game that ensues when this issue of the 2008 financial meltdown comes up. In conversations, articles and presentations, brickbats are usually hurled at investment bankers, rating companies and Wall Street generally who collectively ‘fleeced the unwary’. But Prof Ross is having nothing of that. I’m getting tired of discussing the problems.
It’s extremely frustrating because there are all the things I believe I should know about but I don’t. There is all the chat about how Wall Street fleeced the unwary. That is a whole misunderstanding of how financial markets work. Marketplaces are to protect the innocent there. Prof Ross is widely recognized for having pioneered the agency theory as well as for seminal focus on models to price derivatives. Both regions of research are germane to understanding the crisis arguably.
The agency theory, specifically, checks the ubiquitous relationship between principals and agencies – as, for instance, between an organization and its employees – and hot-button issues such as professional discord and payment of interest. At a recent talk in Singapore organized by the Center for Asset Management Research & Investments (Capri), he tells his audience of the city manager who invested heavily in mortgage backed securities which subsequently bombed. I didn’t understand the merchandise; the investment banker told me to buy.’ I don’t care and attention where you’re from.
Do you think the investment banker can be an angel from God who walks into your door? You have a world where you can get 5 % from an authorities security and someone walks in stating ‘I can provide you 7 % risk-free’, which is bought by you. You can’t plead innocent following the fact; that’s nonsense.
- Interest received on loan given to a international company in India
- Fully completed and authorized application, including schedule of funds with AUM for each
- CGT, 15%
- Open-ended investment companies (OEICs), investment trusts and unit trusts
- Basement remodel: Average cost recouped 78.8 percent
You are the one that’s greedy. You were thought by you could get something for free. The following holds true: Whether it’s too good to be true then it’s not true. The only path to obtain additional return is to take more risk. Sometimes, people twist that around and say – if I take more risk, I’ll get more results.
It fails that way. So derivatives have a negative rap. But there are trillions of dollars in derivatives out there. Various other people think they’re very good. You can’t run some businesses without them, because you’ll take interest risk, equity risk. You don’t want those risks. You want the value and you’re ready to lay down off some of the risk and return to produce a much better result for you. Even the government recognizes that it can’t stop this and shouldn’t.