May 21, 2007

Stop right there! Who is the real complacent here?

Sir, does the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) really think they will now have done their part by warning the hedge funds?, May 21. BIS mentions problems such as “some erosion of counter party discipline” and “other signs of complacency” on behalf of the investment banks. Well if the regulators in BIS do not know that those risks are a fundamental part of any human behaviour then they are either totally incapable of supervising the banks they have themselves over the last few years fallen into the mother of all the complacency behaviours.