Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets

Banks


FED Support of US Banks: Stop the Dividend Madness

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.

Analyzing Banks’ Credit Risk: Expectations for New Accounting Guidance

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.

Disrupting the Disruption: Will Bitcoin be Hijacked by Wall Street?

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?

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?

A Fuller View: Information to Assess Derivatives Credit-Risk Exposures in Banks

Assessing derivatives exposures can be challenging because of incomparable, incomplete, and fragmented disclosures within financial reports.



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