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Estimating Settlement Risk and the Potential for Contagion in Canada's Automated Clearing Settlement System

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  • Carol Ann Northcott

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Paper provided by Bank of Canada in its series Working Papers with number 02-41.

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Length: 51 pages Abstract: Payments systems operate virtually unnoticed in our daily lives and yet are crucial to a wellfunctioning economy and financial system. Because they explicitly link financial institutions, payments systems provide a way to transmit risk within, and between, financial systems. Ideally, payments systems should be designed and operated so as not to add risk in the event of a crisis. The author examines the potential for contagion through linkages arising from the interaction of financial institutions in a Canadian payments system, the Automated Clearing Settlement System (ACSS). A method of measuring risk in the system, given its unique design, is developed and used to estimate contagion over a wide range of conditions. The author finds, first and foremost, that the ACSS has only a limited capacity, if any, to facilitate contagion in the current environment.
Date of creation: 2002
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Handle: RePEc:bca:bocawp:02-41

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Keywords: Financial institutions; Payments; clearing and settlements systems;

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  1. Eric Santor, 2007. "Contagion and the composition of Canadian banks' foreign asset portfolios: do financial crises matter?," CGFS Papers chapters, Bank for International Settlements, in: Bank for International Settlements (ed.), Research on global financial stability: the use of BIS international financial statistics, volume 29, pages 32-52 Bank for International Settlements.
  2. Peter Docherty & Gehong Wang, 2009. "A Revided Exposition of the Methodology for Testing Payments Systems Risk," Working Paper Series, Finance Discipline Group, UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney 159, Finance Discipline Group, UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney.
  3. Docherty, Peter & Wang, Gehong, 2010. "Using synthetic data to evaluate the impact of RTGS on systemic risk in the Australian payments system," Journal of Financial Stability, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 6(2), pages 103-117, June.
  4. Peter Docherty & G Wang, 2006. "Using Synthetic Data to Measure the Impact of RTGS on Systemic Risk in the Australian Payments System," Working Paper Series, Finance Discipline Group, UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney 149, Finance Discipline Group, UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney.
  5. Upper, Christian, 2011. "Simulation methods to assess the danger of contagion in interbank markets," Journal of Financial Stability, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 7(3), pages 111-125, August.
  6. Massimo Cirasino & Mario Guadamillas & José Antonio García & Fernando Montes-Negret, 2007. "Reforming Payments and Securities Settlement Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 6630, October.

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