In an exclusive interview with Risk, Stefan Walter, secretary-general of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, discusses everything from capital to pro-cyclicality, while outlining the reform agenda for Basel II. Rob Davies reports
While standardised documentation for complex financial products has been in place for some time, dispute resolution for those products is often performed on an ad hoc basis. But a new initiative looking at the possibility of establishing a specialised...
The financial crisis has exposed serious flaws in risk management and business practices at many institutions across the world, and provided sizeable challenges for supervisors trying to extinguish the fires. Sabine Lautenschlager-Peiter, head of banking...
Since its emergence in the 1970s, securitisation has provided a vital source of funding for the US economy. But with a large part of the market effectively closed since the second half of 2008, the government is pinning its hopes on the Term Asset-Backed...
With injections of government capital seemingly having little effect on restoring confidence in ailing banks, thoughts have once again turned to quarantining distressed assets. Rob Davies examines the options available to policy-makers
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