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News Article | May 8, 2017
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The Deutsche Bundesbank has awarded Caverion with the delivery of building systems for their new branch in Dortmund, Germany. The order includes technical installations for the disciplines Cooling and Ventilation. After the project execution, Caverion will take over the Technical Maintenance for a period of four years. The value of the contract will not be disclosed. The gross floor area of the four new buildings is about 26,000 square metres. To ensure good indoor climate, Caverion will install two turbo chillers with a capacity of 440 kW each and two hybrid coolers with a capacity of 700 kW each. More than 30 ventilation systems together have a capacity of 250,000 m3/h. "Caverion is well experienced in buildings with high safety requirements. In this case Caverion will ensure an adequate cooling and distribution of conditioned fresh air in all areas of the buildings," says Werner Kühn, CEO & Vice President of Caverion's Germany division. Deutsche Bundesbank belongs to Caverion's Public client segment. The work is already ongoing and will be finished in summer 2018. In total, Deutsche Bundesbank is investing more than EUR 300 million to the new branch. Read more about our work to public sector administration This information was brought to you by Cision http://news.cision.com http://news.cision.com/caverion/r/caverion-delivers-cooling-and-ventilation-to-deutsche-bundesbank-in-germany,c2259897 The following files are available for download:


News Article | November 14, 2016
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The National Bankruptcy Conference (NBC) announced today the election of Jane L. Vris as Chair and Prof. Randal C. Picker as Vice Chair of the Conference. Richard Levin, the outgoing Chair, said “The leadership, energy and passion of these two esteemed bankruptcy experts will enable the Conference to continue its 80-year tradition of being a valuable resource to Congress on bankruptcy issues.” We are pleased to introduce the following new Conference officers: Jane Lee Vris, General Counsel, Managing Director at Millstein & Co., L.P. in New York, NY Ms. Vris serves as General Counsel and Managing at Millstein & Co., LP. She brings nearly thirty-five years of experience as a restructuring lawyer to the firm, first as a Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and more recently at Vinson & Elkins. At Millstein, she has participated in engagements for a number of clients, including the fiscal agent for Puerto Rico, counsel to an ad hoc group of senior secured creditors in the consolidated cases of Energy Futures Holdings and its subsidiaries, the UAW both in and out of court, companies in private exchange offers, and the largest creditor in CORE Media’s chapter 11 case. Before joining Millstein, Ms. Vris advised boards, special committees, creditors, potential purchasers of assets from distressed companies, and equity investors in companies emerging from Chapter 11. Ms. Vris’s prior clients have included Deutsche Bundesbank, the central bank of Germany; Huntsman as the stalking horse bidder in Tronox; Cereberus as the equity owner of Chrysler in its historic chapter 11 case; She has testified before Congress on bankruptcy matters, including resolution bills for systemically important financial institutions; previously chaired the Steering Committee of the NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Project; is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy where she currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors; was a contributing editor to Colliers, the leading treatise on US bankruptcy law, for nearly twenty years; has written on numerous bankruptcy issues; and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and programs. She has been recognized in numerous publications as a leading bankruptcy professional, including Chambers and the International Who’s Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers. Ms. Vris has a J.D. from the New York University School of Law, where she was managing editor of the NYU Law Review, and a B.A, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the first female officer elected to serve as Chair of the NBC in its over 80-year history. Prof. Randal C. Picker, Professor of Law at The University of Chicago in Chicago, IL Randal Picker is the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law and the Ludwig & Hilde Wolf Teaching Scholar at The University of Chicago Law School. He is also Senior Fellow at The Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. He graduated from the College of the University in 1980, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He then spent two years in the Department of Economics, where he was a Friedman Fellow, completing his doctoral course work and exams. He received a master’s degree in 1982. Thereafter, he attended the Law School and graduated in 1985, cum laude. He is a member of the Order of the Coif. While at the Law School, Prof. Picker was an associate editor of the Law Review. After graduation, Prof. Picker clerked for Judge Richard A. Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He then spent three years with Sidley & Austin in Chicago, where he worked in the areas of debt restructuring and corporate reorganizations in bankruptcy. He served as a commissioner to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and served as a member of the drafting committee to revise Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. He is the author of a casebook, Security Interests in Personal Property, on the subject. Prof. Picker does research in a wide variety of areas including antitrust, copyright, bankruptcy and tech policy and teaches in related areas. His online course, Internet Giants: The Law and Economics of Media Platforms, is available on the Coursera platform and has been seen by thousands of students around the world. He has been extensively involved in administrative matters at The University of Chicago and currently serves as Spokesperson of the Council. The NBC is a non-profit, non-partisan, self-supporting organization of approximately sixty lawyers, law professors and bankruptcy judges whose primary purpose is to advise Congress on the operation of bankruptcy and related laws and any proposed changes to those laws. The NBC was formed in the 1930’s at the request of Congress to assist in the drafting of major Depression-era bankruptcy law amendments, ultimately resulting in the Chandler Act of 1938. The NBC has been a resource to Congress on every significant piece of bankruptcy legislation since that time. Please visit http://www.nationalbankruptcyconference.org for additional information on our work.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: MC-ITN | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008 | Award Amount: 3.73M | Year: 2009

The financial markets turbulence in recent months serves to highlight the key roles of risk management and risk reporting in both private and public sectors. The rapid innovations of financial structured products and the difficulty in valuing and reporting them present a huge challenge to both investors and risk regulators. The developments of Basel II and Insolvency II regulatory frameworks have been seen as less than effective response to this increasing complex financial problem. The proposed ITN brings together the research excellence in financial reporting and governance, quantitative finance, finance and banking theory, systemic risk, and market microstructure from five universities, a central bank and two risk management industry experts from across Europe with the common goal of training young researchers in this field. They are supported by three other academic institutions and eight industry partners ranging from investment bank, insurance company, software and data service providers, and professional organisations all committed to help train the young researchers and some with the provision of internship experience. In a complex system, it is important that young researchers understand financial risks from many different perspectives, have the specialist expertise to deal with it and some practical firsthand experience with the industry. Researchers trained in such an integrated scheme will be better equipped in dealing with financial risk in their future careers in both public and private sectors.


News Article | November 29, 2016
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A Invoke, líder europeia em reporting financeiro, fiscal e regulatório, anuncia a abertura da sua subsidiária Portuguesa, expandindo a sua presença para os mercados bancário e segurador na Ibéria A entidade portuguesa é a terceira subsidiária na Europa, depois da abertura do Luxemburgo em 2011 e do Reino Unido em 2014. A Invoke abre o seu escritório em Lisboa para suportar a sua expansão global, permitindo assim a prestação de serviços de excelência aos seus clientes na Peninsula Ibérica. O grupo Invoke tem alcançado uma taxa de crescimento anual de dois digitos, com uma média de 20% de aumento nos últimos cinco anos. Este dinamismo deve-se, numa parte muito significativa, ao desenvolvimento das suas actividades internacionais, especialmente na Europa, através da exportação da sua inovadora tecnologia de ponta no segmento do reporting regulatório, fiscal e financeiro. A empresa acelerou a sua influência Europeia nos últimos anos, com um foco nos segmentos bancário e segurador, endereçando uma multiplicidade de desafios regulatórios, tanto na sua vertente pan-europeia como de requisitos especificos nacionais. Em actividade desde Setembro passado, a equipe da estrutura portuguesa da Invoke consiste em managers locais com perfis bi-culturais que trabalham em proximidade com as equipes da sede Francesa. O seu foco estará no desenvolvimento de oportunidades de negócio para as soluções de reporting regulatório para a industria bancária e seguradora em Portugal e Espanha. Actualmente, a base de clientes da Invoke já conta com três das maiores entidades seguradoras em Portugal bem como com a Orey Financial na indústria bancária. «Criámos a estrutura Ibérica para melhor responder às necessidades dos nossos clientes locais e prestar-lhes o mesmo nível de serviço e suporte que tem ajudado ao sucesso dos nossos projectos em França, Luxemburgo e Reino Unido» Até à data, e só na área seguradora, a Invoke tem como clientes 650 entidades em 24 países no reporting do Pilar 3 do Solvência II, cobrindo assim mais de 20% do mercado Europeu. Também no sector bancário ajudamos mais de 350 entidades a cumprir com os requisitos nacionais e europeus definidos pelos supervisores nacionais e pela EBA (European Banking Authority). A Invoke recebeu o prémio  "Best Regulatory Reporting Software em 2014 pela Insurance Risk e foi nomeada pelos InsuranceERM awards para "Best regulatory reporting software" e "Best data solution" (vencedores a serem anunciados em Dezembro 2016). Contando com escritórios em Paris, Londres, Luxemburgo, Lisboa e Estocolmo, a Invoke fornece soluções de reporting regulatório, fiscal e financeiro. É parceiro tecnológico, na área regulatória, para entidades supervisores a nivel mundial European Banking Authority (EBA), ACPR-Banque de France, Deutsche Bundesbank, ...), bem como para empresas no sector de serviços financeiros que estão abrangidas pelos complexos imperativos regulatórios do CRD IV e Solvência II. Ao integrar tecnologia XBRL de última geração, funcionalidades de gestão de publicação, workflow, data-governance avançada e colaborativas, as soluções de software Invoke exponenciam uma década de conhecimento técnico e de conteúdos.


News Article | December 10, 2016
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Marketforce to Host The Future of Clearing & Settlement on 7th March in London The Future of Clearing and Settlement brings together key players from Europe’s leading CCPs, CSDs, exchanges and user community to explore the strategies being employed to harness the opportunities of this developing era. London, United Kingdom, December 10, 2016 --( As the leading strategic event in the sector, The Future of Clearing & Settlement is your chance to hear from the leaders at the forefront of the industry. Hear from clearing houses, CSDs, custodian banks and more on the most pressing topics in post-trade. Join over 120 senior executives as they discuss Brexit, blockchain, value-adding services and more. Companies that attended in 2016: Athens Exchange, Bank National Clearing Centre, Bank of Italy, BATS Chi-X Europe, Baymarkets, BNP Paribas Securities Services, BNY Mellon, CACEIS, Citigroup, Clearstream, CME Clearing Europe, Credits, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Börse Group, Deutsche Bundesbank, Digital Asset Holdings, Eurex, Euroclear, Euronext, European Central Bank, European Central Counterparty, Hellenic Exchanges Group, Irish Stock Exchange, Istanbul Stock Exchange, Japan Exchange Group, Keler, KPMG, LCH.Clearnet, Lhotse Summit AG, London Metal Exchange, London Stock Exchange Group, Monte Titoli, Morgan Stanley, Nasdaq, National Bank of Poland, National Settlement Depository, Newedge Group, Optiver, Pershing, Royal Bank of Canada, SETL, SIX SIS, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, VP Securities. "Very good – worthwhile. Stimulating content and dialogue" - Head of UK Settlements, Custody, HSBC Securities Services, HSBC "Very good. High level speakers & delegates" - Head of Operations, Tullett Prebon Please visit the website at http://www.marketforce.eu.com/clearing16 for more information on the programme and speakers. For any queries call +44 (0)207 760 8699 or send an email at conferences@marketforce.eu.com. London, United Kingdom, December 10, 2016 --( PR.com )-- The industry faces significant change as the implications of Brexit become clear and the implementation of blockchain begins to live up to its revolutionary potential. Attend this conference to discuss the implications of this rapid change, interrogate the realities of new post-trade landscape, and network with over 120 industry peers at this strategic one-day event.As the leading strategic event in the sector, The Future of Clearing & Settlement is your chance to hear from the leaders at the forefront of the industry.Hear from clearing houses, CSDs, custodian banks and more on the most pressing topics in post-trade. Join over 120 senior executives as they discuss Brexit, blockchain, value-adding services and more.Companies that attended in 2016:Athens Exchange, Bank National Clearing Centre, Bank of Italy, BATS Chi-X Europe, Baymarkets, BNP Paribas Securities Services, BNY Mellon, CACEIS, Citigroup, Clearstream, CME Clearing Europe, Credits, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Börse Group, Deutsche Bundesbank, Digital Asset Holdings, Eurex, Euroclear, Euronext, European Central Bank, European Central Counterparty, Hellenic Exchanges Group, Irish Stock Exchange, Istanbul Stock Exchange, Japan Exchange Group, Keler, KPMG, LCH.Clearnet, Lhotse Summit AG, London Metal Exchange, London Stock Exchange Group, Monte Titoli, Morgan Stanley, Nasdaq, National Bank of Poland, National Settlement Depository, Newedge Group, Optiver, Pershing, Royal Bank of Canada, SETL, SIX SIS, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, VP Securities."Very good – worthwhile. Stimulating content and dialogue"- Head of UK Settlements, Custody, HSBC Securities Services, HSBC"Very good. High level speakers & delegates"- Head of Operations, Tullett PrebonPlease visit the website at http://www.marketforce.eu.com/clearing16 for more information on the programme and speakers. For any queries call +44 (0)207 760 8699 or send an email at conferences@marketforce.eu.com.


Davies L.,University of Duisburg - Essen | Hohenrieder C.,Deutsche Bundesbank | Kramer W.,TU Dortmund
Computational Statistics and Data Analysis | Year: 2012

Returns of risky assets are often modelled as the product of a volatility function and standard Gaussian white noise. Long range data cannot be adequately approximated by simple parametric models. The choice is between retaining simple models and segmenting the data, or to use a non-parametric approach. There is not always a clear dividing line between the two approaches. In particular, modelling the volatility as a piecewise constant function can be interpreted either as segmentation based on the simple model of constant volatility, or as an approximation to the observed volatility by a simple function. A precise concept of local approximation is introduced and it is shown that the sparsity problem of minimizing the number of intervals of constancy under constraints can be solved using dynamic programming. The method is applied to the daily returns of the German DAX index. In a short simulation study it is shown that the method can accurately estimate the number of breaks for simulated data without prior knowledge of this number. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Vilsmeier J.,Deutsche Bundesbank
Journal of Computational Finance | Year: 2016

In this paper, we update the option implied probability of default (iPoD) approach recently suggested in the literature. First, a numerically more stable objective function for the estimation of the risk-neutral density is derived, whose integrals can be solved analytically. Second, it is reasoned that the originally proposed approach for the estimation of the PoD produces arbitrary results; hence, an alternative procedure - based on the Lagrange multipliers - is suggested. Based on numerical evaluations and an illustrative empirical application, we conclude that the framework provides very promising results. © 2016 Incisive Risk Information (IP) Limited.


Breitung J.,University of Cologne | Roling C.,Deutsche Bundesbank
Journal of Forecasting | Year: 2015

In this paper a nonparametric approach for estimating mixed-frequency forecast equations is proposed. In contrast to the popular MIDAS approach that employs an (exponential) Almon or Beta lag distribution, we adopt a penalized least-squares estimator that imposes some degree of smoothness to the lag distribution. This estimator is related to nonparametric estimation procedures based on cubic splines and resembles the popular Hodrick-Prescott filtering technique for estimating a smooth trend function. Monte Carlo experiments suggest that the nonparametric estimator may provide more reliable and flexible approximations to the actual lag distribution than the conventional parametric MIDAS approach based on exponential lag polynomials. Parametric and nonparametric methods are applied to assess the predictive power of various daily indicators for forecasting monthly inflation rates. It turns out that the commodity price index is a useful predictor for inflations rates 20-30 days ahead with a hump-shaped lag distribution. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


Schulze K.,Deutsche Bundesbank
Theory and Decision | Year: 2014

Aumann and Serrano (J Political Econ 116(5):810–836, 2008) introduce the axiom of duality, which ensures that risk measures respect comparative risk aversion. This paper characterizes all dual risk measures by a simple equivalent condition. This equivalence provides a decomposition result and a construction method, which is used to analyze concrete dual measures. Moreover, this paper aims to extend this characterization to the most general setting. Compared with Aumann and Serrano (2008), it, therefore, relaxes the axiom of positive homogeneity, and allows for risk-neutral and risk-seeking agents, as well as for all integrable gambles. © 2014, Springer Science+Business Media New York.


Schild C.-J.,Deutsche Bundesbank | Schultz S.,Deutsche Bundesbank
Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data | Year: 2016

We present a process of linking various Deutsche Bundesbank datasources on companies based on a semi-automatic classification. The linkage process involves data cleaning and harmonization, blocking, construction of comparison features, as well as training and testing a statistical classification model on a "ground-truth" subset of known matches and non-matches. The evaluation of our method shows that the process limits the need for manual classifications to a small percentage of ambiguously classified match candidates. © 2016, Association for Computing Machinery. All rights reserved.

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