Category Archives: Banking

Capital question

Ok, so this new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is from, um, the Federal Reserve, but the results are still compelling: Our study indicates that the capital depletion during the recent financial crisis at large U.S. financial … Continue reading

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Glass-Steagall, Part Deux

21stCenturyGlassSteagall I haven’t thoroughly reviewed the bill yet, so I am neither for or against it. But this item in the “purpose” section tickles me: (3) to eliminate conflicts of interest that arise from banks engaging in activities from which … Continue reading

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The Bankers’ New Clothes Video

Anat Admati explains her plan for fixing the global banking system. Related articles You give me a capital requirement, I’ll give you a derivative to skirt it. (mathbabe.org) Quick Take: Banks Need More Skin in the Game (thestreet.com) Why the … Continue reading

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