Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Young unemployed Europeans, you cannot afford having Mario Draghi, Mark Carney and Stefan Ingves hanging around.

Mario Draghi is the former chairman of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the current President of the European Central Bank, ECB.

Mark Carney is the current governor of the Bank of England and the current Chairman of the Financial Stability Board.

Stefan Ingves is the current Governor of Sveriges Riksbank, the Swedish Central Bank, and the Chairman of the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision.

These three gentlemen all believe that what is really risky is what is perceived ex ante as risky, which is something like believing the sun revolves around the earth... because any correct reading of financial history would make it clear that what is really risky ex post, is what is ex ante perceived as absolutely safe.

And that is why they have approved of risk weighted capital requirements for banks which allow banks to have much much less capital when lending to “The infallible”, like to sovereigns, the AAAristocracy or the housing sector, than when lending to “The Risky”, like to medium and small businesses, to entrepreneurs and start ups.

And that is why banks can earn much much higher risk adjusted returns when lending to “The Infallible” than when lending to “The Risky”.

And that is why banks cannot allocate bank credit efficiently to the real economy.

And that is why so many young Europeans are out of jobs and without real prospects of being able to land themselves some decent jobs, in their lifetime.

And that is why you must, urgently, let the Copernicus', the Galileo's, and the Kepler’s of financial regulations in.

Those who before they start avoiding risks might have asked themselves: "What risk is it that we can the least risk our banks not to take?"; and have answered that with…“the risk that banks do not lend to the risky medium and small businesses, to entrepreneurs and start ups... those who most need bank credit... those who are best positioned to find the luck we need to move forward”

Young of Europe... if you do not rock this regulatory boat you're lost!