The Trouble with Equity

William Wild

Queensland University of Technology

February 12, 2010

Common equity is a severely flawed form of regulatory capital, and should not be adopted as the primary form in the new Basel Capital regulations. This note outlines the characteristics of the ideal form of regulatory capital.

Keywords: Basel, bank, capital, regulatory, common, equity

JEL Classification: G21, G28

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Date posted: February 17, 2010  

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Wild, William, The Trouble with Equity (February 12, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1553730 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1553730

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William Wild (Contact Author)
Queensland University of Technology ( email )
GPO Box 2434
2 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
HOME PAGE: http://williamwild.blogspot.com
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