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Zero Risk

Describing an investment or security in which the return is known with certainty. The certainty generally comes from a supreme amount of confidence in the issuer of the investment; for example, Treasury securities are considered zero risk investments because the United States government is considered the best possible issuer. Critics contend that there is no such thing as a zero risk investment because, in theory, even the US government could default. However, zero risk investments have such a low level of risk that it may be ignored. Zero risk investments usually have a low rate of return and, as a result, are exposed to inflation risk.
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The main factors supporting the FSR is the bank's solid capital adequacy ratio (benefiting from a significant proportion of zero-risk weighted local currency government securities), very high liquidity premised on customer deposit funding, good profitability metrics and strong business franchise.
We urge Congress to advance this bill -- a zero-cost, zero-delay, zero-risk solution that will immediately bring improvements in care to the brave men and women who have served their country.
The rule, called the zero-risk weighting rule, was heavily criticised during the euro zone debt crisis.
Today, the platform hosted in Switzerland from WISeKey's zero-risk bunker deep in the Swiss Alps is providing Secure Cloud Storage allowing users to securely exchange sensitive data and Identity Management with WISeID.
However, Jaczko also said that creating such zero-risk technology is next to impossible.
Class 0 measures all three forms of oil contamination: aerosol, vapour and liquid and Atlas Copco was the first compressor manufacturer in the world to achieve the TUV-certified standard for its zero oil, zero-risk Z-series of stationary compressors.
A spokesman said: "Glyndwr University prides itself in its strong financial management strategy, and operates a virtually zero-risk approach to its investment portfolio, making deposits Glyndwr University, Wrexham only in AAA-rated UK banks.
Dr Toze recently told a WA community water forum that scientists were confident today's water-treatment processes could safely remove microbial pathogens to a level where they present almost zero-risk to human health--and certainly no greater risk than water supplied from current surface or groundwater sources.
Clive Davies, Wales spokesman, said: 'We are breeding a generation of cotton wool kids and we need to get away from this false rhetoric of zero-risk childhood.
Emphasizing the impossibility of achieving a zero-risk environment, Porter focuses on the choices that apply in real world decisions about waste.
I am concerned about the zero-risk mentality proliferating in Western democracies; it predates 9/11, and it's evident in our response to things like mad cow disease too.