Asia banks seek Sifi status

Badge of honour

Badge of honour: some banks desire Sifi status

Regulators have been very clear: they want big, systemically important banks to become smaller and less complex. They want to eradicate the moral hazard that exists with banks that are deemed to be too big to fail – in other words, eliminate the implicit guarantee of government support for large banks. And they want those banks deemed to be systemically important to hold an additional capital surcharge, both to reduce the probability of failure and to act as an incentive to scale back.

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