Stanislas Jourdan

A quiet bailout of Cypriot banks

May 11th, 2012 by Stanislas Jourdan | No Comments

The central bank of Cyprus has been discretely bailing out cypriot banks through emergency liquidity assistance operations since september 2011, my analysis reveals. Read it here.


Addressing the complexity of finance

May 2nd, 2012 by Stanislas Jourdan | No Comments

While complexity and opacity of finance is unfortunate, to some extent it appears that such  complexity and opacity is necessary for the good functioning of the economic machine. Understanding finance’s opacity is thus necessary to reform our modern financial system.


What’s all the fuss about futures derivatives on french bonds?

April 12th, 2012 by Stanislas Jourdan | No Comments

A rumor is currently trending in France: Sarkozy would be the instigator of the launch by Eurex of a new market for derivative on French bonds. For some, the move is intended to stimulate market pressure on french debt and thus give credit to austerity speeches. However, these information are highly subject to misunderstandings and fake informations. You can read […]


Why collaborative finance struggles to emerge in France

March 24th, 2012 by Stanislas Jourdan | No Comments

Legal limbo, conservativeness of monetary authorities, and lobbying from traditional actors: tomorrow’s finance startups struggle to emerge in France. Read my investigation on the topic here (in french).