Europe's Build-Up to Basel III


The financial crisis of 2007–2008 exposed serious flaws in the financial and regulatory systems of the time in a most dramatic way. In many cases, the level and quality of capital held by firms were shown to be insufficient to absorb serious shocks in the market. If firms did have adequate capital, poor liquidity management meant it could not be used to respond quickly to market events. Meanwhile, the lack of a group-wide approach to risk management and poor governance controls at many firms cre

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