Safer instability

Regulators are preparing to introduce a host of new regulations to improve the resilience of the financial system. But this should go hand in hand with the use of policy tools to prevent asset price bubbles, argues Ryozo Himino

Basel implementation chief: no need for Basel III

Modifications being made to Basel II are sufficient to tackle the flaws in the framework and "we are certainly not going in the direction of Basel III", according to the chair of the standards implementation group of the Basel Committee on Banking…

Inflated expectations

It may seem counterintuitive, given these deflationary times, but inflation-linked fixed income strategies are proving a hit with investors as fiscal stimulus raises the threat that inflation will take over in the medium term. William Rhode reports

The sovereign state

While the sovereign market has in the past been most readily associated with rates investors, it has always been a key part of the credit sector, most importantly as a benchmark for the pricing of corporate bonds. But credit default swap levels on…

FSA plans new capital formula for banks

The UK Financial Services Authority (FSA)'s chairman Adair Turner has outlined proposed new capital rules for UK banks, which would see minimum capital levels determined based on balance sheet growth or full-cycle loan book risk.

What to do with the toxic debt

The issue of how to tackle the vast quantities of impaired assets lingering on banks' balance sheets has given rise to several possible solutions, chief among which is the notion of a 'bad bank'. Credit asks five market participants how such a scheme…

Rick Watson

Securitisation has been damned as the carrier that took the subprime contagion to institutions across the world, but the head of the European Securitisation Forum insists that the real economy needs this funding source more than ever. Matthew Attwood…

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