Global Finance Watchdog Warns Banks on Debt Risk
A Financial Stability Board report finds post-crisis reforms have reduced the likelihood of future crises.
FINCA’s Journey from Non-Profit to For-Profit
The CFO of a leading microfinance firm instills a new mindset and a new way of doing business in short order.
Welcome to the Upside-down World of Corporate Liquidity
Today’s financial environment is the polar opposite of the pre-crisis landscape, and that has major implications for corporate liquidity.
Why Basel III Matters
As a result of Basel III, some banks will pass costs along to their customers.
Beyond Basel: Fed Asks for Higher Capital Surcharge
Big banks would have to put aside as much as 4.5% of their total risk-weighted assets, compared with Basel III's maximum of 2.5%.
Five Percent of Euro Banks Flunk ‘Stress Tests’
Twenty-five banks showed an insufficient common equity ratio of 5.5% or less, according to the European Banking Authority.
Regulators Want to Fix Bank’s Risk Models
There is too much variability in the credit risk banks are assigning to different kinds of assets, says the the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.
Regulators Exclude Bank Debt from Loss-Absorbing Capital
The Financial Stability Board will propose forcing banks to subtract holdings of each other's debt when calculating their loss-absorbing capacity.
Basel III Inspires Bank Changes to ECR Products
The need for banks need to stabilize their deposit funding is forcing them to make earnings credit rates more attractive.
Securitization: The Sequel
Can securitization catch on with the financial markets again? So far, the reviews are mixed.
American Banks: The Triumph of Low Expectations
A world of low growth, risk aversion and regulatory uncertainty.