Too many cooks?


Systemic risk was not always something to which governments or politicians paid much attention, but the financial crisis has forced a change of mindset. The realisation that problems relating to a single market, product or institution can escalate to threaten the stability of the entire financial system has prompted a string of proposals for new watchdogs to identify problems before they become systemic threats. But sceptics remain to be convinced any of the proposed agencies will actually ha