Tag Archives: Banking Regulation

Limiting borrowers leverage

In the last post I talked about the countercyclical capital buffer (CCyB), a new regulatory tool to increase banks’ capital requirements that most countries have not used but that could have been effective to mitigate the Covid-19 crisis. As I … Continue reading

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Countercyclical capital buffers and regulatory discretion

One of the main regulations that banks have to comply with are capital requirements; in particular, banks need to hold a minimum amount of capital depending on the composition of their investments (assets). Actually, the use of the word “hold”, … Continue reading

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6th Emerging scholars conference – more papers

Continuing my brief summaries of some of the papers presented in the December’18 Emerging scholars conference (see the first one), I bring a paper on how capital regulation affects the repo market by Antonis Kotidis and Neeltje van Horen. I … Continue reading

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More on central clearing and the leverage ratio

I talked some days ago about client clearing and some research that I have done on whether some new regulations (mainly the leverage ratio—LR) might increase its costs and reduce the willingness of banks to provide such services. I have … Continue reading

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Client clearing

When Lehman went bankrupt, it had over 900,000 derivative transactions with other counterparties. While many of these transactions were closed down in the following weeks, a significant number of bilateral over-the-counter derivatives were the object of dispute for months, even … Continue reading

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Finalising Basel III

After several years, Basel III has (almost) been finalised. Basel III is the third iteration of the Basel Accords, minimum international standards for prudential regulation of banks. It started after the financial crisis, when it was clear that Basel II … Continue reading

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Post-crisis regulation and bond liquidity

One of the best blogs to follow about research on banking is the blog by the NYFed, Liberty Street Economics. In a recent post, they discuss the results of their JME paper on whether post-crisis regulation is affecting bond liquidity … Continue reading

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