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Regulation Viewpoints

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QFINANCE viewpoints provide you with the distilled thoughts of finance leaders and experts, outlining their current thinking on the crucial issues and challenges facing finance managers, entrepreneurs and business executives. The contributions are drawn from an array of practitioners and thinkers from the world of finance and business.

  • Fragment or Unite—But Decide! The Future of EU Financial Supervision
    by Bernhard Speyer, Norbert Walter
    The grave financial crisis, which has engulfed the global economy since 2008, has raised many questions. Many of these are directed at the economic and financial aspects of the crisis, and clearly these must be at the foreground at this stage. But many commentators have also wondered what the financial crisis—which was originated in what traditionally was regarded as the most sophisticated financial market in the world—will ultimately mean for...
  • No More Room for “Business as Usual”
    by Ernst Ligteringen
    As markets and regulation are redefined over the coming decade, transparency and accountability are going to the buzzwords. As we seek to rebuild the global financial system following a collapse that was, at least in part, brought about by opaque financial dealings, markets and regulators will be looking to clear the glass.Intangibles have been accorded growing importance in financial analysis for some time—and their greater inclusion in...
  • Regulation after the Crash
    by Viral Acharya, Julian Franks
    Many of the issues facing us as we work through the full impact of the credit crunch and the ensuing meltdown in the financial sector are quintessentially empirical issues. They include the extent to which opaque off-balance-sheet activities and mark-to-market accounting exacerbated the banks’ problems. These issues will require a little time to study fully.There is, therefore, a real danger that the many temporary measures we see being taken by...
  • The Credit Crunch Was Like an Atomic Bomb; It Will Profoundly Change How We Think and Behave
    by William Hopper
    The Puritan migrants who came to America from England in the 1630s brought with them a highly successful managerial culture. This was their “gift.” Over the course of the next three centuries we argue that the gift was the driving force for the economic development of the United States, which transformed itself from 13 former colonies into the most economically successful nation on Earth. During its occupation of Japan in 1945–52, the United...
  • Warwick Commission Highlights the Local and Political Dimensions of Global Financial Reform
    by Leonard Seabrooke
    The Commission and its report reflect the University of Warwick’s commitment to being involved in important international policy debates. We have a particular interest in highlighting the impact that rigorous scholarly analysis can have on policy thinking. The Commission’s chair was Avinash Persaud, who brought a bag of ideas and a bundle of energy to the project. The Commission comprised world-class political scientists and economists, who met...

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