Tag Archives: Banking

Danske Bank and HSBC

We have learned today that Danske Bank is being charged for its money laundering scandal. It seems that its branch in Estonia (the only one there) handled around €200bn of Russian and other ex-Soviet money—apparently a large part of it … 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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Emerging scholars conference

The programme for the Emerging Scholars in Banking and Finance conference is complete! This conference, organised by the Centre for Banking Research at Cass—of which I am a member—brings together emerging scholars in banking and finance to present their papers. … 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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Ending too big to fail

One of the most interesting sessions in Chicago during the last ASSA Annual Meeting was about ending too big to fail. Neel Kashkari presented the Minneapolis Fed plan and Markus K. Brunnermeier and Randall Kroszner gave their view on the plan. … Continue reading

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BU post: Proprietary Trading: Evidence from the Crisis

Well, more than a month after saying that I was back… well, I am. And my post for the Bank Underground blog (the blog of the Bank of England staff) is finally out. But the really great thing is that, … Continue reading

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