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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:57 AM

Shadow Banking Grows to $67 Trillion Industry, Regulators Say

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-18/shadow-banking-grows-to-67-trillion-industry-regulators-say.html

The shadow banking industry has grown to about $67 trillion, $6 trillion bigger than previously thought, leading global regulators to seek more oversight of financial transactions that fall outside traditional oversight.

The size of the shadow banking system, which includes the activities of money market funds, monoline insurers and off- balance sheet investment vehicles, “can create systemic risks” and “amplify market reactions when market liquidity is scarce,” the Financial Stability Board said in a report, which utilized more data than last year’s probe into the sector.

“Appropriate monitoring and regulatory frameworks for the shadow banking system needs to be in place to mitigate the build-up of risks,” the FSB said in the report published on its website.

While watchdogs have reined in excessive risk-taking by banks in the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in 2008, they are concerned that lenders might use shadow banking to evade the clampdown. Michel Barnier, the European Union’s financial services chief, is planning to target money market funds in a first wave of rules for shadow banks next year.

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:35 AM

1. The Answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind

sigh

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:17 AM

2. We have an ever increasing

number of people in the financial sector who while producing nothing, expect to be well-paid. I seem to recall that Ayn Rand referred to people who produce nothing and mooched off the system as "looters".

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