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Some banks are too big to fail, meaning they'll likely be bailed out by the government if facing bankruptcy. To avoid such banks behaving recklessly at the expense of the taxpayer, banking regulators have imposed safety nets, based on risk calculation. A trio of researchers uncovers flaws in the risk-scoring system and proposes simple improvements – but will they be heard?

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In a bid to make it easier for financial reports to be processed by computers, these must now be (...)

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Can central clearing parties achieve global financial stability without creating collateral (...)

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Households are notoriously unsophisticated investors, with low financial literacy; and yet, banks (...)

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Financial Institutions24 February 2016

Does danger still lurk in the banking system?

We all know the trouble with the banking system; like a house of cards, when something goes wrong (...)

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Financial Institutions2 September 2015

Sovereign wealth funds: the struggle for accountability

Sovereign wealth funds have become some of the largest and most visible investors in international (...)

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Social & societal trends and issues15 October 2010

Impact of Social Movements on Financial Institutions

Socially Responsible Investments (SRI) have been carving out a niche in French financial markets (...)

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 Key ideas: • A central component in the contract established between rating agencies and (...)

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