- The risks of trading by banks
- Book title
- Post-crisis banking regulation: evolution of economic thinking as it happened on Vox
- Pages (from-to)
- London: CEPR Press
- A VoxEU.org eBook
- Document type
- Interfacultary Research Institutes
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB)
- Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE)
Amsterdam Business School Research Institute (ABS-RI)
Liikanen, Vickers, and Volcker all question current banking-trading links. This chapter offers analytic scaffolding for thinking about the separation of banking and trading. Banking generates low risk returns from relationship-based activities; trading generates high-risk returns from short-term concentrated positions. The two are linked since trading allows banks to profit from the ‘spare’ banking capital, but deeper financial markets magnify problems of managing and regulating trading by banks.
- 08 October 2012
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