Saturday, June 29, 2013

But when will Europe debate “Regulatory Abuse of Market Regulation”?

In Europe the European Parliament, and others related, are debating a “Market Abuse Regulation”. That is OK, though I must wonder about when they will begin debating “Regulatory Abuse of Market Regulation”?

Allowing banks to hold much less capital when lending to “The Infallible” than when lending to “The Risky”, as Basel II and III regulations do, allow banks to earn much higher expected risk-adjusted return on their equity when lending to the AAAristocracy than when lending for instance to small- and medium-sized enterprises… and that, as anyone should be able to understand, is as abusive to the market as can be!