Cutting Edge introduction: Sifis and wrong-way risk

Sifi risk

Stock market performance

Much has been written about how to solve the problem of companies that are too big to fail, but with the detail of recovery and resolution plans still foggy, the policy focus to date has been on trying to make failure less likely: tougher capital requirements, maximum leverage ratios, and ring-fencing investment banks away from retail, for example. Perhaps the most striking action so far, though, is the creation by US regulators of a list of systemically important financial institutions (Sifis)

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