Selling assets to raise corporate capital

Alex Edmans, William Mann, 15 February 2014

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Asset sales are a means of financing

Topics: Financial markets, Frontiers of economic research
Tags: adverse selection, asset sales, asymmetric information, capital, financing, information asymmetry, lemons problem

Capital shortfall: A new approach to ranking and regulating systemic risks

Viral Acharya, Robert Engle, Matthew Richardson, 14 March 2012

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The most severe impacts of the financial crisis of 2007–09 arose immediately after the failure of Lehman Brothers on 15 September 2008.

Topics: Financial markets, International finance
Tags: banks, capital, systemic risk

The illusion of bank capital

Raihan Zamil, 7 May 2011

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How much capital should banks hold to cover their risk? That question has been thrown back and forth among policymakers, bankers, and academics for years – and now, with the global crisis still lingering, the debate is more intense than ever.

Topics: Financial markets, International finance
Tags: capital, capital adequacy ratio, financial regulation

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