Topic/Theme Reports

Global Banks 2017: New-Age Analysis,Hard-Core Equity Valuation Tools for Fixed Income Outperformance


Viola Risk Advisors & New Constructs held a webinar on how rigorous equity valuation tools can improve bond selection leading to fixed income portfolio outperformance.

Country Risk Chat: Macron, Soulagement Rapide, N’est-ce Pas? ou un autre Terrible Chef?


The French Pres-elections are over and Macron has won! But will he have a legislature in-line with his programs? Another round of French indigestion is in-store. But Dr. Scott prescribes his gaviscon remedies.

Country Risk Chat: Duking, Nuking & Puking It Out! France, N. Korea, Venezuela


​Dr. Scott roams the country risk hot-spots of France, North Korea and Venezuela going from typical to atypical risk. Election vol is palatable, but nukes and pukes less so.

Country Risk Chat: Can’t Le Pen in Macron Just Yet!


​The French Presidential Follies Bergere, just lost two hoofers, as Macron & Le Pen duke it out in the final leg of the contest. Macron the favorite, but it should be close in early May. Italy & Venezuela lurch downward in this home stretch.

VRA Talks Fordham U. Gabelli School of Business


Viola Risk Advisors presented its thoughts on "New Age Risk Analysis": Finding Value Across Disciplines to the next generation of quant rockets scientists at Fordham U. Gabelli School of Business.

Country Risk Chat: Voters, N.KorKooks, Sultans & Other GeoPolit Crazies


All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances...And this is for certain, the world is ruled by crazies of all sorts. Good for Wall Street traders, worse for many sovereign bonds and real money investors.

Country Risk Chat: WWF Move Over, The EU Cage-Match Continues with France, the UK, Germany & Greece


​The EU & UK political tug-of-wars resemble a World Wrestling Federation cage match with the darling and devilish contenders "Greece"-ing it up. Market volatility will remain through year-end with never-ending chokeholds.

Country Risk Chat: French - German Maginot Line: Bulgarian Bearhugs


As the French fight amongst themselves and not the outside world for a change, and the Germans begin to mobilize for their election tussle, Bulgaria is becoming a chess piece in Putin's "new world order". Scandi banks are source of stability amidst the continents crisis.

Country Risk Chat: Dutch Treat, French Fromage – Still Smelly in Europe


The Dutch elections drew a sigh of relief for the EU establishment, but the opposition gained seats and may return with a vengeance next time. Meanwhile, the French elections becoming a MMA contest between Independent and Frexit forces. Should be a celebreity death match finish.

Country Risk Chat: French Elections 2017 - Update


Recently returned from France, Dr. Scott gives his birds-eye view of the French election landscape. Macron still his favorite, although Le Pen gaining ground. Should be a palpitante course de chaveaux.

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