International Financial Conglomerates

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Wissenschaftlicher Aufsatz aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich VWL - Finanzwissenschaft, Note: Distinction, University of Warwick (School of Law), Veranstaltung: International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: International financial conglomerates are the result of the last three decade's policy of deregulation and globalisation. This meant the convergence of commercial banking, investment banking and sometimes insurance in the United States of America with a cross-border ...
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Wissenschaftlicher Aufsatz aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich VWL - Finanzwissenschaft, Note: Distinction, University of Warwick (School of Law), Veranstaltung: International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: International financial conglomerates are the result of the last three decade's policy of deregulation and globalisation. This meant the convergence of commercial banking, investment banking and sometimes insurance in the United States of America with a cross-border expansion. Yet, as has been seen in the recent 2007-2009 crisis (the crisis), those conglomerates create a wholly new host of challenges due to their activities, prime role as counterparty activities in the credit default market, size and structure. Especially their central role in market-financing of other financial institutions as well as other types of companies creates globally systemic risk. A consistent policy which mitigates uncertainty during times of financial crises is essential; however, the rationale behind the US authority behind the ad-hoc responses dealing with AIG, Bear Stearns (BS) and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc (LB) are very hard to distil, if at all. It can be claimed that there was no consistency in the rescue efforts. In the first case, US authorities injected capital into the ailing company to keep it alive. In the BS case, authorities supported the takeover by JP Morgan using public funds. In the last case, LB, since no potential buyer could be found and authorities did no facilitate any support, the company had to file a petition under Chapter 11.This shows the mechanisms but also difficulties authorities encounter when they deal with those systemic relevant institutions. They have to try to prevent moral hazard incentives, avoid spillovers to other industries and reduce costs to taxpayers. Constructive ambiguity in bail-outs is related to the prevention of moral hazard but increases simultaneously uncertainty, the chance of ill-consi
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  • ISBN-13: 9783640988372
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • Publication date: 8/22/2011
  • Language: German
  • Pages: 28
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.07 (d)

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