The Trouble with Equity
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
Date posted: February 17, 2010
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