Possible Unintended Consequences of Basel III and Solvency II

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

August 1, 2011

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Summary:

In today's financial system, complex financial institutions are connected through an opaque network of financial exposures. These connections contribute to financial deepening and greater savings allocation efficiency, but are also unstable channels of contagion. Basel III and Solvency II should improve the stability of these connections, but could have unintended consequences for cost of capital, funding patterns, interconnectedness, and risk migration.

Series:

Working Paper No. 11/187

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 1, 2011

ISBN/ISSN:

9781462308279/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2011187

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

70

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