July 08, 2014

EAB regulators should be fired; they don’t care one iota about the real economy, as long as banks don’t go under during their watch.

Sir, Sam Fleming reports that in order to “limit inconsistencies between the practices of different supervisors” EBA will deploy “a regulatory scoring system” of banks dependant on: “business model analysis, assessments of internal governance, risks to capital and risks to liquidity”, “EU to score lenders in push for regulatory unity” July 8.

As you see not a word about whether banks allocate credit adequately to the real economy. These regulators do not care one iota about that. All they care for is for banks not to fall under their watch… until they retire, and if the real economy has to go under in order for that to happen, so be it.

They should be fired!