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Why Are Canadian Banks More Resilient?, Rocco Huang, Lev Ratnovski

This paper explores factors behind Canadian banks' relative resilience in the ongoing credit turmoil. We identify two main causes: a higher share of depository funding (vs. wholesale funding) in liabilities, and a number of regulatory and structural factors in the Canadian market that reduced banks' incentives to take excessive risks. The robust predictive power of the depository funding ratio is confirmed in a multivariate analysis of the performance of 72 largest commercial banks in OECD countries during the turmoil
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. Fundamentals of Canadian Banks; A. Bank Fundamentals and Peer Comparison; B. Capital Ratios; Tables; 1. Subsample of Banks; 2. Capital Ratios; C. Liquidity; D. Funding Structure; 3. Balance Sheet Liquidity; 4. Depository Funding; E. Multivariate Regression Analysis; 5. The Determinants of Bank performance during the Financial Turmoil; F. Asset-Side Exposures; III. Regulatory and Structural Environment in Canada; A. Capital Regulation; B. Liquidity Framework in Canada; C. Banking Market Structure; IV. Conclusions; References
Literary Form
non fiction
"June 2009."
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1 online resource (21 p.)
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