Are the EU bank capital shortfalls really that bad?

Shortly after the publication of the  2016 EBA stress test results, Viral Acharya, Diane Pierret, and Sascha Steffen (APS) presented a paper that identifies capital shortfalls that are significantly larger than EBA’s shortfall calculations reveal….

The EBA Stress Test Data in Handy Format

Please find here the EBA 2016 stress test data in a handy format that allows quick comparison with data of the 2015 Transparency exercise. This allows you to compare data from December 2014 to December…

To facilitate comparisons – EBA’s 2015 ‘other’ transparency data

With the EBA stress test out soon, here is a file that presents the “Other Templates.csv” sheet from last year’s EBA transparenc exercise in a neat Stata (version 12) file. Click here for the Stata…

Did Neel Kashkari just can his Ending Too Big to Fail Initiative?

This week, Neel Kashkari, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, updated us on his Ending Too Big to Fail (TBTF) initiative. Update or U-turn? The update is remarkable. Neel has dramatically lowered his ambitions….

Deutsche Bank’s buyback justifies more fair value accounting

Deutsche bank intends to buy back a significant amount of debt, according to the FT. Interestingly, I wrote about these buybacks in a paper with Annelies Renders of Maastricht university. These buyback transactions are generally…