BIS paper assesses impact of public recapitalisations on bank risk

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A working paper, published by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) on July 31, studies whether banks rescued during the financial crisis reduced risk by more than banks that did not require a rescue.

Authors Michael Brei and Blaise Gadanecz focus on the syndicated loan portfolios of 87 large banks over the period 2000–2010, producing a regression analysis of risk levels for rescued and non-rescued banks. The paper finds that although risk levels declined in all banks after 2009, there is

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