Sovereign Holdings by EU Banks

The EBA just published the results of the 2016 transparency exercise. Yay! The EBA decided to deliver on its promise to present more detailed data of individual banks. (I hope the EBA now forgives me for posting a critical note on their bank disclosure plans earlier this year.) I toyed a bit with the data […]

The language of Capital and Equity

Frances Coppola this week posted on her blog an explanation of Capital, liquidity and the countercyclical buffer, in plain English. Frances posted because of Caroline Binham’s use of language in a Financial Times article. Caroline, according to Frances, is wrong. So wrong even that she takes it out on Caroline, blaming her for not being […]

A python script to manage regulatory data of U.S. Bank Holding Companies

The Chicago Fed offers great data on bank holding companies, click here for the full page, and here for the download page. The data is big, deep, large. The number of variables is stunning (more than 3,000). The format is a flat text file with a typical delimiter: a caret (^) separates the data fields. How to […]