Systemic Importance of Financial Institutions: Regulations, Research, Open Issues, Proposals
IMT Lucca EIC Working Paper No. 2
53 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2014
Date Written: March 26, 2014
In the field of risk management, scholars began to bring together the quantitative methodologies with the banking management issues about 30 years ago, with a special focus on market, credit and operational risks. After the systemic effects of banks defaults during the recent financial crisis, and despite a huge amount of literature in the last years concerning the systemic risk, no standard methodologies have been set up to now. Even the new Basel 3 regulation has adopted a heuristic indicator-based approach, quite far from an effective quantitative tool. In this paper, we refer to the different pieces of the puzzle: definition of systemic risk, a set of coherent and useful measures, the computability of these measures, the data set structure. In this challenging field, we aim to build a comprehensive picture of the state of the art, to illustrate the open issues, and to outline some paths for a more successful future research. This work appropriately integrates other useful surveys and it is directed to both academic researchers and practitioners.
Keywords: Systemic Risk, Counterparty risk, Financial Networks, Basel regulations, European Market Infrastructure Regulation
JEL Classification: G01, G18, G21
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