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The Handbook of Global Shadow Banking, Volume I

From Policy to Regulation

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of shadow banking activities and explores the peculiarities of various markets around the world

  • Analyses the evolving policy response

  • Considers the concept of risk in all its dimensions


Table of contents

About this book


This global handbook provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of shadow banking, or market-based finance as it has been recently coined. Engaging in financial intermediary services outside of normal regulatory parameters, the shadow banking sector was arguably a critical factor in causing the 2007-2009 financial crisis.

This volume focuses specifically on shadow banking activities, risk, policy and regulatory issues. It evaluates the nexus between policy design and regulatory output around the world, paying attention to the concept of risk in all its dimensions—the legal, financial, market, economic and monetary perspectives. Particular attention is given to spillover risk, contagion risk and systemic risk and their positioning and relevance in shadow banking activities. Newly introduced and incoming policies are evaluated in detail, as well as how risk is managed, observed and assessed, and how new regulation can potentially create new sources of risk.

Volume I concludes with analysis of what will and still needs to happen in the event of another crisis. Proposing innovative suggestions for improvement, including a novel Pigovian tax to tame financial and systemic risks, this handbook is a must-read for professionals and policy-makers within the banking sector, as well as those researching economics and finance.


Funding flows Credit intermediation Shadow credit intermediation Shadow banking market Non-traditional financial intermediation Financial intermediation Securitization Basel II Basel III Regulatory capital Financial regulation Financial stability Central Clearing Parties CCPs Systemic risk Liquidity SIFIs Systemically Important Financial Institutions Contagion market-based finance

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Hong KongChina

About the authors

Luc Nijs is the founder, chair and group CEO of The Talitha Group, a global investment and advisory group built around seven global growth platforms. Also providing extensive advisory services and financial training for corporations, investment funds and financial institutions, The Talitha Group is active in 190 countries worldwide on a range of strategy, investments and capital allocation issues. Luc has held academic positions at universities and business school in Madrid, Riga and Leiden, teaching in the areas of international capital markets, asset pricing, and corporate finance and valuation. Having studied law, finance, economics, business administration, international taxation and theology, he is also proficient in eight – mostly European – languages. Luc is the author of a number of bestselling books on emerging market investments, financial law, international finance and taxation, and capital market affairs.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Handbook of Global Shadow Banking, Volume I
  • Book Subtitle From Policy to Regulation
  • Authors Luc Nijs
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-34742-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-34745-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-34743-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 800
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Banking
    Risk Management
    Financial Crises
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