December 13, 2013
December 12, 2013
Paul Volcker and John Reed, our jobless young, more than a safer, need a more functional financial system
December 11, 2013
Mr. Kay. It is necessary to place bets that risk bankruptcy so as to have a chance to avoid bankruptcy.
December 10, 2013
December 09, 2013
Does FT´s capital markets editor really believe that in free markets banks could leverage equity 50 times or more?
“Lazy banking” is not just an Indian phenomenon. The Basel Committee has decreed it to rule everywhere.
The Basel Committee and the Financial Stability Board have also some questions of ethics they should grapple with.
December 07, 2013
It is not voluntarily that European banks are abandoning the private sector in order to take refuge in the government.
December 06, 2013
December 04, 2013
We need personal drones, more than Amazon or Google, to get spare keys, and to buy anywhere we please, like in Walmart :-)
December 03, 2013
The monstrous distortion in the allocation of bank credit to the real economy that regulators do not know they cause
December 02, 2013
When the autopsy on Europe’s economy is performed, the cause of death will be sissy and dumb bank regulatory risk aversion.
Brother you who do not have a dime, or a job, can you spare me a dime or a job, so that we can grow together?
November 30, 2013
November 29, 2013
Why and how are medium and small businesses, entrepreneurs and start ups, and normal citizens, ruled to be a systemic danger to the financial system?
If I were an asset manager, I would remain in the shadows. But, if one of “the risky”, I would scream my heart out.
November 28, 2013
FT if this is the way European banks “derisk”, there is no doubt that Europe is getting to be much riskier.
November 27, 2013
Is not a failed planet earth worse than a failed bank? Do not hinder banks from financing green growth only because it is “risky”.
November 26, 2013
The question is not whether SMEs are risky but whether risky SMEs pose a threat to banks. They don´t!
November 25, 2013
If fighting groupthink, start with the worst, with bank regulators, Basel Committee and Financial Stability Board
November 23, 2013
November 22, 2013
Stefan Wagstyl reports that Mario Draghi, reacted against “nationalistic undertones” and stated “We are not German, neither French nor Spaniards, nor Italian: We are Europeans”, “Draghi hits at rate policy critics”, November 22.
Sir, Mario Draghi has no moral right to speak about discrimination among Europeans. As the chairman for many years of the Financial Stability Board, he approved of that banks need to hold much much less capital when lending to an “infallible” European than when lending to a “risky” one.
That caused of course banks to avoid lending to those were they could leverage their equity much much less, and thereby not obtain the high expected risk-adjusted returns on their equity the “infallible” offered them.
Talk about exclusion! Talk about increasing inequality gaps! Go home Mario Draghi! Europe was not built upon risk-aversion!
November 20, 2013
November 19, 2013
I may be right, and I may be wrong. But do you not find it in at least curious that what I argue is not even discussed?
November 18, 2013
November 16, 2013
No Europe! Don’t listen to FT. Your only chance is to explore more productive bays, even risking more hitting hidden rocks.
November 14, 2013
European savers, leveraging only once their capital, stands no chance to compete with banks for good rates on “safe” savings
November 13, 2013
Basel regulations make banks solely finance what is ex ante safe, and not what ex post could be vital.
Bank regulators, the Basel Committee, created a nuclear bomb, Basel II, the AAA-bomb, which exploded,
November 12, 2013
FSB's rule is no deterrence for a bank wanting to become, globally, the most systemically important bank.
November 06, 2013
Europe, and the Western world, is spiraling down to its death, embraced by crazy "risk" adverse bank regulations.
FT, don't you get it, there is absolutely nothing so far away from laisser-faire, than capital requirements for banks based on risk weights
November 05, 2013
November 04, 2013
Will there be a real ECB audit of European banks, or just another nail in the coffin of a lost generation?
November 02, 2013
November 01, 2013
October 31, 2013
With regulators like Mark Carney there is no future in finance for the City, or for the rest of the economy for that matter
October 30, 2013
October 29, 2013
Europe, who should define what the non-core assets of your banks are? Regulators, or the needs of your real economy?
October 27, 2013
Classic economics, models and free markets, stand no chance against arrogant intellectually sloppy regulators
October 26, 2013
Americans who sing about their “Home of the brave”, are clueless about what their bank regulators are up to
God make us daring!