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International Finance Regulation: The Quest for Financial Stability
     

International Finance Regulation: The Quest for Financial Stability

by Georges Ugeux
 

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As the global market expands, the need for international regulation becomes urgent

Since World War II, financial crises have been the result of macroeconomic instability until the fatidic week end of September 15 2008, when Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. The financial system had become the source of its own instability through a combination of

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As the global market expands, the need for international regulation becomes urgent

Since World War II, financial crises have been the result of macroeconomic instability until the fatidic week end of September 15 2008, when Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. The financial system had become the source of its own instability through a combination of greed, lousy underwriting, fake ratings and regulatory negligence. From that date, governments tried to put together a new regulatory framework that would avoid using taxpayer money for bailout of banks. In an uncoordinated effort, they produced a series of vertical regulations that are disconnected from one another. That will not be sufficient to stop finance from being instable and the need for international and horizontal regulation is urgent. This challenge is the focus of Georges Ugeux’s book.

International Finance Regulation: The Quest for Financial Stability focuses on the inspirations behind regulation, and examines the risks and consequences of fragmentation on a global scale. Author Georges Ugeux has four decades of experience in the legal and economic aspects of international business operations. He created and run the New York Stock Exchange’sinternational group in charge of developing the NYSE’s reach to non-US companies, including relationships with regulators and governments.  Ugeux teaches European Banking and Finance of the Columbia University School of Law. Ugeux is uniquely positioned to provide recommendations and suggestions from the perspective of a top global authority. In the book, he explores international regulation with topics such as:

• Laws, regulations, and risks of overregulation
• Transformation of the U.S. market and creation of the Eurozone
• Development of a global framework and stability of the banking system
• In-depth examination of Basel III, the Dodd-Frank Act, the European Banking Union, and the Volcker Rule

The book also contains case studies from real-world scenarios like Lehman, CDS, Greece, the London Whale, and Libor to illustrate the concepts presented. Finance consistently operates within an increasingly global paradigm, and an overarching regulation scheme is becoming more and more necessary for sustainable growth. International Finance Regulation: The Quest for Financial Stability presents an argument for collaboration toward a comprehensive global regulation strategy.

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“Georges Ugeux draws on his experience as well as his training as an economist and lawyer to tackle a daunting topic: International Finance regulation: The Quest for Financial Stability (Wiley, 2014). (…) Backward-looking rules are only one problem with current financial regulation. Another is its fragmentation, especially across national borders. (…) Ugeux is not especially hopeful that we can resolve the problems that stand in the way of global financial stability. In fact, if the volcano model is apt, stability itself is a chimera.”—Brenda Jubin, Reading the markets, Investing.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118829615
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/04/2014
Series:
Wiley Finance
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

GEORGES UGEUX, a lawyer and economist by training, is the Chairman and CEO of Galileo Global Advisors. Prior to founding Galileo, Ugeux joined the New York Stock Exchange as Group Executive Vice President, International and Research. He created and ran the New York Stock Exchange’s international group in charge of developing the NYSE’s reach to non-US companies, including relationships with regulators and governments. Ugeux teaches European Banking and Finance at the Columbia University School of Law and has been publishing, speaking, and blogging on these issues, namely for Le Monde (France) and the Huffington Post.

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