Capital Adequacy Beyond Basel: Banking, Securities, and Insurance

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Hal S. Scott, Professor and Director of the Program on International Financial Systems Hal S Scott
Oxford University Press, USA, 2005 - Business & Economics - 340 pages
This book is timely since the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision at the Bank for International Settlements is in the process of making major changes in the capital rules for banks. It is important that capital adequacy regulation helps to achieve financial stability in the most efficient way. Capital adequacy rules have become a key tool to protect financial institutions. The research contained within the book covers some key issues at stake in the capital requirements for insurance and securities firms. The contributors are among the leading scholars in financial economics and law. Their contributions analyze the use of subordinated debt, internal models, and rating agencies in addition to examining the effect on capital of reinsurance, securitization, credit derivatives, and similar instruments.

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1 Capital Regulation for Position Risk in Banks Securities Firms and Insurance Companies
2 Capital Adequacy in Insurance and Reinsurance
3 Consolidated Capital Regulation for Financial Conglomerates
4 Using a Mandatory Subordinated Debt Issuance Requirement to Set Regulatory Capital Requirements for Bank Credit Risks
5 No Pain No Gain? Effecting Market Discipline via Reverse Convertible Debentures
Comparison of the New Basel Credit Proposals with Available Internal Models for Credit Risk
Implications for the Basel II Capital Accord
8 Enforcement of RiskBased Capital Rules

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Hal S. Scott is at Harvard Law School.

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