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Are there best practices in stress testing for banks?
Date: Jan 28, 2011   |   Author: Aditya Puri | member's Opinion
Checking if a bank can cope with a crisis has yet to find its way in the governance structures of banks, says Martin Maurer, secretary general of the Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland
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What is wrong with risk management in financial institutions? (From RWG member Martin Davies' blog)
Date: Jan 05, 2011   |   Author: Aditya Puri | member's Opinion
Risk and Regulation Working Group (RWG) member Martin Davies shares his views on what he thinks are the issues in risk management that banks seem to be missing. Davies is "a risk architect focused on structured products for emerging markets and works with several tier one banks, regulators and brokerages across South East Asia". The post below first appeared on his blog and the following excerpt has been re-produced with his permission.
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What Basel III means for Asian banks
Date: Dec 21, 2010   |   Author: Aditya Puri | member's Opinion
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision latest announcements which more than doubles lenders’ capital requirements but gives them as long as eight years to fully comply, has cast a bearish gloom on banks globally. However, as far as Asia-Pacific Banks are concerned, we maintain that lenders outside Japan are reasonably well-positioned to weather the impact of the new rules.
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Evaluating regulators today- a changing paradigm
Date: Dec 21, 2010   |   Author: Arush Chopra | Research Note
Even as The Asian Banker goes into another season of awards evaluation, we realise that much has to be done to review the way we evaluate regulators. We welcome your feedback on this research note.

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