Capital Adequacy beyond Basel: Banking, Securities, and Insurance

Hardcover | February 17, 2005

EditorHal S. Scott

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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 efficientway. 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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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 efficientway. Capital adequacy rules have become a key...

Hal S. Scott is at Harvard Law School.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:354 pages, 6.42 × 9.29 × 1.18 inPublished:February 17, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195169719

ISBN - 13:9780195169713

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Richard Herring and Til Schuermann: Capital Regulation for Position Risk in Banks, Securities Firms, and Insurance Companies2. Schott E. Harrington: Capital Adequacy in Insurance and Reinsurance3. Howell E. Jackson: Consolidated Capital Regulation for Financial Conglomerates4. Paul Kupiec: Using a Mandatory Subordinated Debt Issuance Requirement to Set Regulatory Capital Requirements for Bank Credit Risks5. Mark J. Flannerty: No Pain, No Gain? Effecting Market Discipline via "Reverse Convertible Debentures"6. Michel Crouhy, Dan Galai, and Robert Mark: The Use of Internal Models: Comparison of the New Basel Credit Proposals with Available Internal Models for Credit Risk7. Andrew P. Kuritzkes and Hal S. Scott: Sizing Operational Risk and the Effect of Insurance: Implications for the Basel II Capital Accord8. Philip A. Wellons: Enforcement of Risk-Based Capital RulesIndex

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"This book, by lawyers, economists, and experienced financial specialists, evaluates various aspects of risk management and the associated needs of banks, securities firms, and insurance companies for capital...this is a useful source for anyone concerned with the evolution and well-being ofthe world financial system."--Foreign Affairs