15 Sep '13, 6pm

#peakoil Next financial crisis could be coming: The “Lehman weekend” five years ago has taken on symbolic impo...

#peakoil Next financial crisis could be coming: The “Lehman weekend” five years ago has taken on symbolic impo...

Next financial crisis could be coming The “Lehman weekend” five years ago has taken on symbolic importance as the fulcrum of the financial crisis, but the roots of the crisis were broad and deep—planted in years of unconstrained excess on Wall Street and prolonged complacency in Washington and financial capitals worldwide. “Shadow banking” permitted the financial sector to engage in highly leveraged, short-funded maturity transformation with too little transparency, not enough capital and little restraint. Large firms became more interconnected and became increasingly reliant on short-term funding from repo transactions, derivatives, money market funds, securities lenders and prime brokerage business. Huge amounts of risk moved outside the more regulated parts of the banking system to where it was easier to increase leverage. Legal loopholes and regulatory gaps allowed fir...

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