Regulating financial activities versus regulating entities
For decades, innovations in financial services and techniques have been eroding the traditional boundaries between subsectors within the financial industry, such as those between banks, insurers, and other financial firms. This trend has accelerated with the entry of “fintech” start-ups and “big tech” platforms into the financial services space. As a consequence, public authorities have debated the respective merits of regulating activities (“same activity, same regulation”) against regulating entities (such as prudential requirements for banks). The recent contribution to that debate by Fernando Restoy of the Bank of International Settlements will serve as a starting point for discussion.
Joining this episode of Financial Statements were:
Nicolas Véron, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
- Fernando Restoy
Chairman, Financial Stability Institute, Bank for International Settlements
- Anna Gelpern
Nonresident Senior Fellow, PIIE; Anne Fleming Research Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
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Financial Statements is a virtual event series hosted twice a month by Nicolas Véron that explores changes in the world of finance, encompassing themes of financial services regulation, corporate finance and governance, systemic fragility and crises, and structural changes driving business and policy trends in the financial sector.