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Banking Supervision at the Crossroads

Edited by Thea Kuppens, Supervision Department, Henriëtte Prast, Research Division and Sandra Wesseling, Supervision Department, De Nederlandsche Bank, The Netherlands
This book charts the consequences for banking supervision of two stylized developments that over the last decade have characterized the global financial landscape: the integration of cross-sector and cross-border financial services. Both developments inevitably call for a supervisory response and the authors discuss what form and direction this should take. They also address a number of other important subjects including the new Capital Accord (Basel 2), the convergence of supervisory practices, procyclicality, financial conglomerates, deposit insurance and a brief history of the interplay between banking supervision and bank behaviour.
Extent: 240 pp
Hardback Price: $135.00 Web: $121.50
Publication Date: 2004
ISBN: 978 1 84376 308 6
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This book charts the consequences for banking supervision of two stylized developments that over the last decade have characterized the global financial landscape: the integration of cross-sector and cross-border financial services. Both developments inevitably call for a supervisory response and the authors discuss what form and direction this should take. They also address a number of other important subjects including the new Capital Accord (Basel 2), the convergence of supervisory practices, procyclicality, financial conglomerates, deposit insurance and a brief history of the interplay between banking supervision and bank behaviour.

The important practical and theoretical issues highlighted in this volume clearly demonstrate that banking supervision currently stands at a crossroads. The detailed, objective discussions of these themes and the sensible conclusions drawn will undoubtedly help policymakers to decide which path to take. The original contributions from high-level practitioners and academics from around the world will also be of great interest to commercial bankers, and academics and researchers of banking, finance and monetary economics.
Contributors: J. Bikker, W. Bolt, T. de Swaan, W. Duisenberg, G.H. Garcia, K. Knot, T. Kuppens, D. Llewellyn, P. Lowe, J. Mooij, H. Prast, J. Sanio, G. Siegelaer, K. van Dijkhuizen, I. van Lelyveld, N. Wellink, S. Wesseling, A. van der Zwet
Contents: Part I: Introduction 1. Banking Supervision at the Crossroads: Background and Overview 2. A Brief History of the Institutional Design of Banking Supervision in the Netherlands Part II: Convergence of Supervisory Practices 3. Opening Remarks 4. A Functional Approach to Fifty Years of Banking Supervision 5. The New Single Regulator in Germany 6. The Role of the Eurosystem in Prudential Supervision 7. Convergence in Supervision: A Commercial Banker’s Perspective Part III: Issues in the Theory of Banking Supervision 8. The Optimum Regulatory Environment 9. The Effectiveness of Deposit Insurance 10. Credit Risk Measurement and Procyclicality 11. Economic Versus Regulatory Capital for Financial Conglomerates Index