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Bankers Without Borders? Implications of Ring-Fencing for European Cross-Border Banks

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  • Eugenio Cerutti
  • Anna Ilyina
  • Yulia Makarova
  • Christian Schmieder

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This paper presents a stylized analysis of the effects of ring-fencing (i.e., different restrictions on cross-border transfers of excess profits and/or capital between a parent bank and its subsidiaries located in different jurisdictions) on cross-border banks. Using a sample of 25 large European banking groups with subsidiaries in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe (CESE), we analyze the impact of a CESE credit shock on the capital buffers needed by the sample banking groups under different forms of ring-fencing. Our simulations show that under stricter forms of ring-fencing, sample banking groups have substantially larger needs for capital buffers at the parent and/or subsidiary level than under less strict (or in the absence of any) ring-fencing.

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  • Peter Backé & Martin Feldkircher & Ernest Gnan & Mathias Lahnsteiner & Ewald Nowotny & Jürgen Kröger & Stefan Kuhnert & Mary McCarthy & Sebastián Nieto-Parra & Javier Santiso & Stéphane Dees & Fi, 2010. "Contagion and Spillovers: New Insights from the Crisis," SUERF Studies, SUERF - The European Money and Finance Forum, number 2010/5 edited by Peter Backé, Ernest Gnan and Philipp Hartmann.
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    1. Bertay, Ata Can & Demirguc-Kunt Asli & Huizinga, Harry, 2012. "Is the financial safety net a barrier to cross-border banking ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5947, The World Bank.
    2. Alexis Derviz & Jakub Seidler, 2012. "Coordination Incentives in Cross-Border Macroprudential Regulation," Working Papers IES 2012/21, Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Economic Studies, revised Jul 2012.
    3. Eugenio Cerutti & Christian Schmieder, 2012. "The Need for "Un-consolidating" Consolidated Banks' Stress Tests," IMF Working Papers 12/288, International Monetary Fund.
    4. Nicolas Arregui & Mohamed Norat & Antonio Pancorbo & Jodi G. Scarlata & Eija Holttinen & Fabiana Melo & Jay Surti & Christopher Wilson & Rodolfo Wehrhahn & Mamoru Yanase, 2013. "Addressing Interconnectedness," IMF Working Papers 13/199, International Monetary Fund.
    5. Eugenio Cerutti & Stijn Claessens & Patrick McGuire, 2012. "Systemic risk in global banking: what can available data tell us and what more data are needed?," BIS Working Papers 376, Bank for International Settlements.
    6. Ralph De Haas & Yevgeniya Korniyenko & Alexander Pivovarsky & Elena Loukoianova, 2012. "Foreign Banks and the Vienna Initiative," IMF Working Papers 12/117, International Monetary Fund.
    7. D'Hulster, Katia, 2011. "Cross border banking supervision : incentive conflicts in supervisory information sharing between home and host supervisors," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5871, The World Bank.
    8. Ralph De Haas & Iman Van Lelyveld, 2011. "Multinational banks and the global financial crisis: weathering the perfect storm?," Working Papers 135, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Office of the Chief Economist.
    9. Eugenio Cerutti & Stijn Claessens & Patrick McGuire, 2012. "Systemic Risks in Global Banking: What Available Data can tell us and What More Data are Needed?," NBER Working Papers 18531, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    10. Ralph De Haas & Yevgeniya Korniyenko & Elena Loukoianova & Alexander Pivovarsky, 2012. "Foreign banks and the Vienna Initiative: turning sinners into saints," Working Papers 143, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Office of the Chief Economist.

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