Banking: Why Does Regulation Alone Not Suffice? Why Must Governments Intervene?

The position this paper takes is that if all institutional investors are bound by regulations that force them to sell risky assets during downturns, these assets will ultimately be absorbed by unregulated long-term investors.

Author(s):

Samuel Sender

Applied Research Manager at the EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre

Additional examination shows that, in the current environment, sovereign wealth funds and governments are the possible buyers of theseassets. As public intervention entails  moral hazard, it follows that for the stability of the financial system throughout the business cycle regulations must be improved. Our proposal is to include buffersby which we mean an amount of regulatory capital that will vary over the business cycle and could eventually disappear provided it is recovered over the medium termabove minimum capital requirements in the prudential regulations.

Type: Position paper
Date: le 03/11/2008
Research Cluster : Finance

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