‘Worst Bank Scenario’ a book that should spark a discussion on bank supervision

My review of a fascinating book on swaps, derivatives, and Dutch supervisory shenanigans by Hester Bais and Wink Sabée The book by Hester Bais and Wink Sabée documents poor conduct by banks in the Netherlands during the first decades of the century. For the international edition: click here. Nevertheless, the points below are undoubtedly descriptive… Read More ‘Worst Bank Scenario’ a book that should spark a discussion on bank supervision

Who’s (not) afraid of the Basel III disclosure requirements?

The answer is: Australia’s  Commonwealth bank. As I will demonstrate, this bank is unique in going the extra mile. It  shows that the Basel III disclosure requirements are not something to be afraid of. In fact, they are doable. But first, this entry explains the Basel III disclosure requirements. Though they are part and parcel… Read More Who’s (not) afraid of the Basel III disclosure requirements?