July 21, 2014

Mark Carney, FSB, to begin, stop giving the Too-Big-To-Fail banks growth hormones.

Sir I refer to Sam Fleming, Ben McLannahan and Gina Chon reporting “BoE chief leads push to break ‘too big to fail’ impasse at G20”, July 21.

There they report on the efforts of Mark Carney as the current chairman of the Financial Stability Board to try to clinch a deal on bailing in creditors of globally significant, cross border banks that get into trouble”.

Mark Carney, to begin with should start by stopping giving the growth hormones that minimalist capital requirements for what is officially perceived as absolutely safe, represents for the Too-Big-to-Fail banks.

And then I would also suggest they think a little bit more about the implications of the Contingent Convertibles. The CoCos, hard to manage even in the presence of solely a leverage ratio rule, are mindboggling difficult when the capital requirements for banks are risk-weighted.

Perhaps Mr. Carney should read what George Banks had to say about CoCos when asked by his Board of Directors at theDawes Tomes Mousley Grubbs Fidelity Fiduciary Bank