BIS researchers fear separation rules could make banks harder to resolve

Erkki Liikanen
Erkki Liikanen

A new working paper from researchers at the Bank for International Settlements has analysed the likely implications of initiatives to separate or ‘ring-fence' investment and commercial banking activities, from the point of view of financial and systemic risk, banks' business models, and the international activities of global banks.

Structural bank regulation initiatives: approaches and implications, by Leonardo Gambacorta and Adrian van Rixtel, takes the common elements of proposals made by

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