March 27, 2015

Here’s another reminder of how scary our current bank regulators really are.

Sir, the Lex Column writes about “Nigerian banks: wrong concentrations” March 27.

I just thought it would be a good opportunity to remind everyone that we have put our banks into the hands of regulators who, on their own, have decided to impose “portfolio invariant” equity requirements for banks. And that means the regulators do not consider the benefits of diversification, nor the dangers of concentration.

By their own admittance, to do otherwise, would be too hard work for them.

Scary eh?