House of Finance News

Inconsistencies across regulatory rules should be removed / Regulatory standards should not be used as means of international competition Shortly before the meeting of G20 finance ministers in Baden-Baden on 17 and 18 March, the T20 Task Force on Financial Resilience presents its recommendations towards increased financial resilience in times of growing...[more]

Entrepreneurs receive more and longer lending if they know a banker from the same elite service club branch / Negative effects on credit allocation in Germany Elite service and charity clubs aim to open up valuable contacts and networks to their members. However, club contacts between bankers and entrepreneurs and ensuing credit relations turn out to have negative economic effects. A new study...[more]

Topics: The erosion of market discipline during the financial crisis, fallacies of consumer education, the role of elite networks for credit allocation in Germany, ABS regulation Web version | Print version (pdf) Content: Research  Florian Hett, Alexander Schmidt Bank Rescues and Bailout Expectations: The Erosion of Market Discipline During the...[more]

ABS originators should be obliged to reveal how much of the transaction’s risk they share / Current regulation gives too much leeway Jan Pieter Krahnen, Director of the Research Center SAFE at Goethe University Frankfurt, calls for more transparency in the regulation of asset backed securities (ABS). Current regulation both in the EU and the US gives too much leeway in the crucial aspect of...[more]

House of Finance scholars demand resoluteness in the case of the ailing Italian bank In an opinion piece in the daily newspaper “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” on 3 February, Martin R. Götz, Jan Pieter Krahnen und Tobias H. Tröger, all professors at Goethe University's House of Finance and the Research Center SAFE, demand a stringent application of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive...[more]

Peter Gomber, Professor of E-Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt, was elected for three more years as a member of the Exchange Council at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE). The Exchange Council is a key forum for discussing fundamental issues and developments at the FSE. Among other things, the Exchange Council is responsible for the appointment, withdrawal and supervision of the executive...[more]

Revenues and earnings of services providers increase substantially / Investments by financial institutions reach a historic high since the survey began in 2007 The CFS Index, which measures the business climate of the German financial sector on a quarterly basis, rises significantly in the final quarter of 2016. It climbs 3.7 points to 114.3 points, reaching its highest level for almost two...[more]

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