Monday, June 19, 2017

Mr Watson IBM, besides helping wine growers, when are you going to tell bank regulators they’re so wrong?

Bank regulators, thinking they are so smart, assigned a meager 20% risk weight for what is rated AAA to AA, and a whopping 150% to what is rated below BB-.

That allows banks to hold much less capital against assets rated AAA to AA than against assets rated below BB-.

Now you tell me Watson, what is more dangerous to our banking system, that rated AAA to AA, that because is perceived as so safe could lead to the dangerous build-up of excessive bank exposures, or that which because it is rated below BB- bankers wont touch with a ten feet pole?

So, when are you going to offer to help the bank regulators? They sure need it! We sure need it!