Tag: universal banks

the widening financial gyre

TURNING and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, (from William Butler Yeats’ The Second Coming (1919))…

real reform in britain?

This morning the British Independent Banking Commission (ICB) released its long-awaited Final Report. Given the clear direction signalled by the ICB in its Issues Paper: Call for Evidence released a year ago, the recommendations in the report had already been…

taking on the juggernauts

In Britain some fairly bold moves are afoot for addressing the great social, political and economic problem of the ultra large banks. This morning the Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) released its Interim Report, which lays out a range of…

size, subsidiarization and stability

Once again very senior figures are proposing that the scale and structure of very large financial institutions be reconsidered. Nearly every major regulatory leader has raised the question, as have many economists across the political spectrum and in both the…