Systemic Risks in Global Banking

Systemic Risks in Global Banking

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The recent financial crisis has shown how interconnected the financial world has become. Shocks in one location or asset class can have a sizable impact on the stability of institutions and markets around the world. But systemic risk analysis is severely hampered by the lack of consistent data that capture the international dimensions of finance. While currently available data can be used more effectively, supervisors and other agencies need more and better data to construct even rudimentary measures of risks in the international financial system. Similarly, market participants need better information on aggregate positions and linkages to appropriately monitor and price risks. Ongoing initiatives that will help in closing data gaps include the G20 Data Gaps Initiative, which recommends the collection of consistent bank-level data for joint analyses and enhancements to existing sets of aggregate statistics, and the enhancement to the BIS international banking statistics.I. INTRODUCTION The global crisis has shown how a shock that originates in one country or asset class can quickly ... mechanisms which ensure coordination of national approaches: International financial linkages, by definition, involve moreanbsp;...

Title:Systemic Risks in Global Banking
Author:Eugenio Cerutti, Mr. Patrick M. McGuire, Stijn Claessens
Publisher:International Monetary Fund - 2011-09-01


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