The G-20 Regulatory Agenda and Bank Risk
40 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2018
Date Written: September 5, 2018
Using international listed banks from the United States, Europe, Japan and China from 2004 to 2014, we analyse the effect on bank risk of some of the most relevant new elements of the prudential regulatory framework proposed in the wake of the Great Financial Crisis. We measure risk by a market measure, namely the volatility of banks’ stock returns. We also examine the effect of government support during the financial crisis and of designation as a G-SIB. We find little support for an association with government support and none for a negative relationship. We find support for a positive effect of designation as a G-SIB on risk. We find a positive association with securities trading and a negative association with capital. Banks’ chosen liquidity is unimportant for this measure of risk.
Keywords: banks, regulation, financial crisis
JEL Classification: G21, G38, G01
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