Addressing Information Gaps

IMF PDP 09/06

28 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2016

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R. Barry Johnston

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

L. Effie Psalida

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Phil de Imus

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Policy Development and Review Department

Jeanne Gobat

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Mangal Goswami

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Christian Mulder

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Policy Development and Review Department

Francisco Vazquez

International Monetary Fund

Date Written: March 26, 2009

Abstract

The global financial crisis has identified serious gaps in information. This paper outlines some of the key information gaps and the priorities for filling them. Key areas for attention include the granularity of disclosures on exposures by large and complex financial institutions; disclosures and assessments of complex structured products; revamping of indicators used in financial stability analysis to focus on indicators with greater early warning content; and improving transparency in over-the-counter derivatives markets.

Keywords: information gaps, regulated financial institutions, disclosure, financial soundness indicators

JEL Classification: G01, G23, G28

Suggested Citation

Johnston, R. Barry and Psalida, L. Effie and de Imus, Phil and Gobat, Jeanne and Goswami, Mangal and Mulder, Christian and Vazquez, Francisco, Addressing Information Gaps (March 26, 2009). IMF PDP 09/06. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2333689

R. Barry Johnston

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20431
United States

L. Effie Psalida (Contact Author)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Phil De Imus

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Policy Development and Review Department ( email )

700 19th St. NW
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Jeanne Gobat

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Mangal Goswami

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Christian Mulder

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Policy Development and Review Department ( email )

700 19th St. NW
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Francisco Vazquez

International Monetary Fund ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

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