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The City Uncovered - Tricks With Risk
Wednesday, 21th January 2009
9pm to 10pm
Part 2 of 3
In the second of his series of documentaries on modern finance, Evan Davis heads into the world of the City's risk professionals - the derivatives whizzkids, and hedge fund managers. Their toolkit of tricks mean they can and do make billions, yet they're often viewed with suspicion, and labelled the bad boys. In this film, Evan Davis meets the men behind the myths.
It all starts safely enough with insurance companies insuring bricks and mortar. But when the clever folk get involved it becomes a highly profitable exercise in insuring financial risk. They think that they understand what they are doing. But as time shows once the risk becomes highly correlated then it only takes one unexpected knock to bring the whole house of cards down.
Manchester United learnt this the hard way. Their shirts went from being sponsored by the biggest insurance company in the world, AIG. To having no sponsor at all as the insurance giant all but collapsed.
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