Turning boys to men. I am still not sure about the real reason why I started running. What makes a twelve year old get up in the morning and run for an hour every day for the next twenty years of his life. Perhaps the
Month: October 2014
BCBS 239. Principles for effective risk data aggregation and risk reporting Improving banks’ ability to aggregate risk data will improve their ability to resolve and survive future financial crisis. In crisis mode a bank’s ability to determine its true exposure quickly aggregated across asset and
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Bitcoin economics. Is Bitcoin a currency? Economists agree that by definition a currency must possess three qualities. It must serve as a medium of exchange, as a unit of account and a store of value. There has been a great deal of debate around the
Bitcoin Bubbles – A look at pre and post bubble price behavior In a visual history of Bitcoin bubbles we looked price cycles in Bitcoin history and identified three distinct timelines where a Bitcoin price surge was followed by a steep price decline. The most
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A visual history of Bitcoin bubbles The original concept paper behind Bitcoins, a decentralized electronic cash system using peer-to-peer networking to enable payments between individual parties was presented in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto in “Bitcoin: A peer to peer electronic cash system”. The concept
Society of Actuaries Asset Liability Management training workshop. Dubai December 2014. Society of Actuaries and Alchemy Technologies are jointly organizing a full day Asset Liability Management (ALM) workshop in Dubai on 8th December 2014. Targeted at the actuarial community in the Middle East, Turkey, East Africa
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Running with men and giants. Inter district athletics. There were many stars that shined at the Karachi Inter district athletics meet held this Saturday at National Coaching Center. With events ranging from the men 100 meters (11.41 seconds for the gold) to the 800m, from the
Estimating WordPress Traffic AWS EC2 medium servers can support. When we first shifted to AWS I wondered how much capacity we really needed and was there a mechanism that I could use to right size our servers? Given a choice between small, medium and large, which
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In search of the fastest landing page in the West. Two years ago when we completed our third pivot of this site we thought 900 ms for a primary landing page was fast. Since we serve content with a large number of images, inside pages
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Economic Capital – Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask. For the last seventeen years I have hated conversations with board members around economic capital. It is perfectly acceptable to discuss Market risk, Credit risk or interest rates mismatch in isolation