Dec 04 2014

Legacy of Miguel Llorens

Category: TranslatorsFinancial Translator @ 6:18 pm

Financial translators the world over were shocked by the untimely death of our colleague Miguel Llorens. Miguel had a larger than life presence in what is a pretty sedate world. He wrote often and at length. One wonders how he found the time. Every post was full of passion and left the audience gasping for more. A coffee and Miguel’s latest musings were the perfect break. His words were not, however, just meant to entertain but more to educate, raise awareness and argue for a better world.

In order to preserve his legacy, Jordi Balcells Antón has very thoughtfully compiled all of Miguel’s writings and asked that additional copies be distributed on the web. I’m honouring his request.

Jordi’s original post, dated 30 September 2013, can be found here: http://www.jordibal.com/2013/09/el-legado-de-miguel-llorens–miguel-llorens-legacy.html?showComment=1380605612139

Should it no longer be available, you can download an archive containing ePUB, MOBI (Kindle) and PDF versions by clicking here.

May he rest in peace!


Jan 30 2012

French > English Financial Glossary: Agence de notation > Rating agency

Category: Financial GlossaryFinancial Translator @ 5:41 pm

Plain English explanation:
A rating agency is an entity that assesses the risk associated with investing in a given security. The goal is to provide investors with a standardised and impartial view of the actual risk they would incur and the likelihood of the issuer defaulting. Much in the news over the past number of years, more for their failings than their successes, rating agencies nevertheless play a critical role in the modern financial system.

Definition:
Organisme spécialisé dans la notation financière d’émetteurs ou de titres émis, dans le but de fournir aux investisseurs une appréciation de la qualité des titres, des risques qu’ils constituent et de la capacité de l’émetteur à faire face à ses engagements financiers.
Author: Dictionnaire de la comptabilité et de la gestion financière anglais-français (version 1.2)

More technical stuff:
English translation: Rating agency
Source: Dictionnaire de la comptabilité et de la gestion financière anglais-français (version 1.2)
Date: 2006

Context:  
Les actifs des conduits et les passifs qu’ils émettent sont notés par les agences de notation qui surveillent l’adéquation du niveau de risque supporté par chaque tranche de risque vendu avec la note attribuée.

Tags: financial term


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