Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets

Systemic Risk


Shadow Banking: Friend or Foe?

The focus on shadow banking has shifted from systemic risks to the role it can play in improving access to capital. But safeguards are needed.

Is the Asset Management Industry a Source of Systemic Risk?

CFA Institute takes a stance on this controversial issue.

Evidence Shows Investors Should Benefit from Lease Obligations Capitalization

Findings in a recently published academic research paper align with our member survey results, and support IASB and FASB proposals to update their lease accounting standards.

Bank Capital and Liquidity: Systemic Risk Council Tool Shows SIFIs’ Evolution Since 2007

Tool aims to boost transparency of financial operations and help investors to make informed decisions.

Assessing Systemic Risk of Asset Managers: No Need to Name SIFIs but Monitor Industry

Systemic risk overseers should keep a keen eye on all parts of the financial sector, asset management included.

OCI Study: Understanding Bank Performance, Risk Through “Forgotten” Income Statement

With banks’ earnings season in full swing and the looming threat of rising interest rates, a critical question remains: How effectively are investors monitoring bank performance and risk?

DC Policy Update: Asset Managers and Systemic Risk, Congress’ Financial Policy Agenda (Podcast)

Do asset managers pose a systemic risk? Can we expect bipartisan efforts on financial policy issues? Jim Allen, CFA, offers his analysis.

Creating Bubbles: Are Asset Managers a Culprit?

New report examines policy implications of asset manager business customs and incentives in context of regulatory efforts to address asset price bubbles.

Cutting Through Politics: Why Financial Policy Advocacy Is So Important yet So Hard

It didn't take long after November's elections for the fireworks to reignite in Congress, especially in financial services matters.

How Service Sector Needs and Shadow Banking Are Reshaping Chinese Capital Markets

Alan Lok, CFA, examines China’s shift to a domestic-consumption economy, its severe service sector supply bottleneck, and the rise in Chinese shadow banking.

Chinese Shadow Banking: Risks and Rewards

One CFA Institute analyst shares his firsthand introduction to Chinese shadow banking, and why it’s too tempting for many investors to pass up.

Derivatives Counterparty Risk and Central Clearing: The Impact of Post-Crisis Reforms (Video)

How has the use of collateral to mitigate counterparty risk and central clearing helped to reshape the financial system post-crisis?

Political Instability, Sluggish Developed Economies Drive Wary 2015 Market Outlook

As investors begin to think about closing the books on 2014, they shouldn’t be too optimistic about what 2015 might bring, according to the 2015 CFA Institute Global Market Sentiment Survey.

Systemic Financial Crisis: What Are the Odds of Another Collapse?

Although we’ve made progress, has it been enough? What are the known and unknown risks that could lead to a financial system collapse?

Two Years after LIBOR Scandal: What Is State of Financial Benchmark Reform?

Need for meaningful reform was underscored recently when several banks were fined for rigging key foreign-exchange benchmarks.



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