The Golden Rule of Banking: Funding Cost Risks of Bank Business Models
42 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2017
Date Written: December 12, 2017
The liquidity regulation of banks in Pillar 1 of the Basel framework does not consider funding cost risks of different bank business models. Therefore, we assemble a data set of balance sheet positions including maturities and use the method of Value-Liquidity-at-Risk to explore 118 European retail, wholesale, and trading banks. When examining liquidity-induced equity risks, triggered by exemplary rating shifts, we find that retail banks bear significantly lower funding cost risks than wholesale and trading banks. Consequently, a prudential regulation, which simultaneously considers the funding cost risk and the diversification of the banking system is recommended.
Keywords: Bank Business Models, Funding Cost Risk, Liquidity Requirements, Value-Liquidity-at-Risk, Value Liquidity Expected Shortfall
JEL Classification: G21, G28
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