When the Federal Reserve, backed by the US Treasury, is injecting capital into the financial system, blessing banks to take on more leverage and relaxing capital buffers, it is not the time for banks to be ejecting capital in the form of buybacks, dividends, and executive bonuses.
Revised accounting guidance is now available under US GAAP and IFRS for analyzing and comparing the credit risk of banks. The question is whether the new models will actually help investors.
Is the blockchain to the financial industry what Uber is to the taxi industry, Tesla to the car industry, or Apple to the watch industry? Is it disruptive or sustaining?
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?
Assessing derivatives exposures can be challenging because of incomparable, incomplete, and fragmented disclosures within financial reports.
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