Schattenbanken im Fokus der RegulatorenDas mysteriös-bezeichnete "Schattenbanken-System" hat in den letzten Jahren viel Aufmerksamkeit der Medien auf sich gezogen. Rückt diese Industrie nun auch verstärkt in den Fokus der Regulatoren? Janus Henderson Investors | 13.09.2013 17:13 Uhr
In the wake of the financial crisis banks have seen regulatory pressure increase dramatically, finding themselves facing tougher capital requirements and under pressure to reduce assets. In the US, non-bank institutions have long played an active role in funding. In the European market, however, banks have typically accounted for around 80% of lending, so the retrenchment of banks from this market has left a significant funding gap. Compounding the issue is the expiration of a large number of collateralised loan obligations (CLO’s), vehicles that pool together corporate and other loans. Around €75bn of CLOs are expected to expire by 2015, with only a fraction of that being replaced by new issuance.
As a result of these factors the shadow banking sector has grown in prominence, providing valuable liquidity to corporates unable to secure funding through more traditional means. This less regulated lending has caught the attention of the European Union (EU), who recently proposed plans to tighten up the rules on shadow agencies. However, any regulation will have to be carefully planned and thought through — while there is a need for more transparency and control, regulators must be careful not to hinder crucial funding sources for the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) so vital to the overall health of the economy.
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