Publications

Authors

Otmar Issing (Chairman)

Jörg Asmussen

Jan Pieter Krahnen

Klaus Regling

Jens Weidmann

William White

Content

A. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY, INCLUDING MAJOR RECOMMENDATIONS

B. COMPLETE REPORT

1. INTRODUCTION

2. RISK MAP

2.1 Why a Risk Map is needed, and for what purpose

2.1.1 Creating a unified data base

2.1.2 Assessing systemic risk

2.1.3 Allowing for coordinated policy action

2.2 Recommendations

3. GLOBAL REGISTER FOR LOANS (CREDIT REGISTER) AND BONDS (SECURITIES REGISTER)

3.1 Objectives of a credit register

3.2 Credit registers in Europe (and beyond)

3.3 Suggestions for a supra-national Credit Register

3.4 Integrating a supra-national Securities Register

3.5 Recommendations

4. HEDGE FUNDS: REGULATION AND SUPERVISION

4.1 What are hedge funds (activities, location, size, regulation)?

4.2 What are the risks posed by hedge funds (systematic risks, interaction with prime brokers)?

4.3 Routes to better regulation (direct, indirect)

4.4 Recommendations

5. RATING AGENCIES: REGULATION AND SUPERVISION

5.1 The role of ratings in bond and structured finance markets, past and present

5.2 Elements of rating integrity (independence, compensation and incentives,

transparency)

5.3 Recommendations (registration, transparency, annual report on rating performance)

6. PROCYCLICALITY: PROBLEMS AND POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS

6.1 What is meant by “procyclicality” and why is it a problem?

6.2 The roots of procyclicality and the lessons it suggests for policymakers

6.2.1 Underpinnings of the phenomenon

6.2.2 Lessons to be learned

6.3 Characteristics of a macrofinancial stability framework

6.4 Recommendations

7. THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND FORA, IN PARTICULAR THE IMF, BIS AND FSF

7.1 Legitimacy

7.2 Re-focusing the work

7.3 Recommendations