UK Financial Services Authority publishes wide-ranging review of global banking regulation

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on March 19, 2009

News release: “The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has today published the Turner Review of global banking regulation. Lord Turner, chairman of the FSA, was asked by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to review the events that led to the financial crisis and to recommend reforms. The Review identifies three underlying causes of the crisis – macro-economic imbalances, financial innovation of little social value and important deficiencies in key bank capital and liquidity regulations. These were underpinned by an exaggerated faith in rational and self-correcting markets. It stresses the importance of regulation and supervision being based on a system-wide “macro-prudential” approach rather than focussing solely on specific firms.”

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