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The future and dynamics of global systemically important banks


  • Moshirian, Fariborz


The purpose of this paper is to analyse some of the issues associated with supervision and regulation of global systemically important banks, G-SIB. The paper highlights the importance of managing liquidity risk and creating a global financial system that can minimise regulatory arbitrage by large financial institutions. The paper argues that, unlike some industries such as the airline industry in which risk has been contained and yet the size and capacity of aircrafts have increased, in the banking system, less progress has been made to contain financial risk and allow large banks to expand their global activities. The paper argues that G-SIB are able to continue remaining large provided that a globally integrated financial system ensures effective global supervision of these large banks. The paper compares the US banking crises in the 19th century and the subsequent emergence of the US Federal Reserve System to the possibility of establishing a world central bank and a global supervisory board. Such new global institutions will have the capacity to reduce regulatory arbitrage, increase effective supervision, reduce systemic and liquidity risk and create a more stable global financial system.

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  • Moshirian, Fariborz, 2012. "The future and dynamics of global systemically important banks," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 36(10), pages 2675-2679.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jbfina:v:36:y:2012:i:10:p:2675-2679 DOI: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2012.04.008

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    1. Qian, Xiaolin & Tam, Lewis H.K. & Zhang, Bohui, 2014. "Systematic liquidity and the funding liquidity hypothesis," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 45(C), pages 304-320.
    2. Hatem Salah & Marwa Souissi, 2016. "Financial Stability and Macro Prudential Regulation: Policy Implication of Systemic Expected Shortfall Measure," Working Papers 985, Economic Research Forum, revised Apr 2016.
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    4. Fariborz Moshirian, 2014. "Implications of global financial and regulatory policies on systemic risk in Asia," Chapters,in: Global Shock, Risks, and Asian Financial Reform, chapter 8, pages 284-332 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    5. Ellis, Luci & Haldane, Andy & Moshirian, Fariborz, 2014. "Systemic risk, governance and global financial stability," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 45(C), pages 175-181.

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    Global financial crisis; G-SIB; Too big to fail; Financial regulation;

    JEL classification:

    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets


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