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What is all this Basel regulation stuff about, anyway?

Back in the mists of time (about 10 years ago) it must have been; that was the question I was asked to answer; I did a lot of work so the client must have been seriously interested;-

What the bloody hell is this Basel Thing Anyway?

Rigging LIBOR or EURIBOR Macroeconomic Implications / asymptotix

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In the midst of this LIBOR / EURIBOR scandal I thought I would share some references to LIBOR & its role in world capital markets from asymptotix. One would not generally reference LIBOR or EURIBOR explicitly since that would be far too arcane even for us!! Most of my references to LIBOR are in “asymptotix papers” which are long pdf documents; developed with the sole purpose of boring you to death! 

About this running LIBOR rigging story, unravelling this weekend; a ‘friend’ said

“What they've caught onto is barely the tip of the iceberg. Eventually, the part below the surface might be revealed...”

 Why are LIBOR & EURIBOR so important? They are the foundations, the technical-basis of the TERM STRUCTURE of interest rates; a crucial concept in Macroeconomics (& in banking risk management); in summary the 'term structure' is the PIVOT between MONEY & (real economic) ACTIVITY. LIBOR (or EURIBOR for Euro demoninated transactions) is the base, the lowest value of the 'term structure' vector (what is sometimes called the 'ratchet'). The technical phrase ‘Yield Curve’ can be used interchangeably with ‘Term Structure’. I give some colorful articulation of that relationship between Monetary conditions and the real economy in the references here on this page (but particularly in the paper below);-

Lunatix3 EURO AREA SUMMIT STATEMENT 29 June 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RATIONAL EXPECTATIONS &

 

THE EU STATE / CAPITAL MARKETS INTERFACE

 

version 2.2 4th July 2012

 

POLICY & PROCESS RECOMMENDATION FOR BRUSSELS

 

REFERENCE: Press release / Summary

 

TOWARDS A EUROPEAN STABLISATION BANK

Financial Services Regulation & Supervision (the future): Transparency Analytics and Big Data

 

Gillian Tett put me onto this topic in this article in the Financial Times; she set me thinking as she usually does and a google search turned up some interesting stuff. As I do on some pages here on asymptotix & over on my technical blog on Analytic Bridge, I share the benefits with you of my experienced filter and select the best of the material as references for you to use but this process also creates a repository of useful references for me! Anyway here are some references to some people doing some important thinking about the uses of Big Data and thus the Analytics thereof in the future of Financial Services supervision and regulation; all progressing towards that ‘Transparency’ nirvana.

THAT ARMAGEDDON SUMMER OF 2010 Lessons for LTRO2 in 2012

 

THE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS ON ASYMPTOTIX

 

SECRETS LIES & SMOKE AND MIRRORS

The EBA details the EU measures to restore confidence in the banking sector

EBA: 26 October 2011
The European Banking Authority (EBA) supports the agreement at EU level on measures to restore confidence in the banking sector. These measures form part of a broader package aimed at addressing the current situation in the EU by restoring stability and confidence in the markets. Their implementation is conditional on the other components of the package being fully clarified and endorsed.

Friday this week is EBA day - publication of highly detailed information about bank holdings

German banks have launched a stinging attack on the imminent publication of highly detailed information about their holdings, claiming these could worsen the sovereign debt crisis and encourage “targeted speculation” against individual financial institutions.

 

The European Banking Association plans on Friday to release detailed debt holdings data for 91 of the European Union’s largest banks including 13 from Germany as part of its much anticipated stress tests.

The European Banking Authority (EBA) publishes details of its stress test scenarios and methodology

The European Banking Authority (EBA) today published documents explaining the scenarios and methodology for its 2011 EU-wide stress test, which will be applied on a wide sample of European banks covering over 60% of total EU banking assets.

The EU-wide stress test is a supervisory tool designed to assess the resilience of European banks to hypothetical external shocks. The stress test assesses what might happen to banks if external circumstances deteriorate markedly and helps to identify vulnerabilities and relevant remedial action, including strengthening capital levels where this is needed.

The European Banking Authority (EBA) reaches agreement on the next steps of its EU-wide stress test exercise

The EBA’s Board of Supervisors selected the EBA’s first Executive Director and established its Banking Stakeholder Group.

The EBA’s Board of Supervisors, the principal decision-making body of the Authority, composed of 27 voting members, one from each EU Member State, selected today Adam Farkas to serve as the first Executive Director of the EBA, subject to confirmation by the European Parliament. The Executive Director will be in charge of the day-to-day management and operations of the Authority. He will remain in office for a five-year term and may be re-elected only once.

Bank of England governor Mervyn King says bank reforms must not fail

Failure to push through reforms of the banking sector could lead to another financial crisis, Bank of England governor Mervyn King has warned.

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