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    Maybe Banks Should Be Rewarded For Making More Bad Loans?

    Ooh look a chart: That’s from this quite punchy paper by Patrick Slovik of the economics department at the OECD. It shows you that, in 1992, big banks had risk-weighted assets, which determine how much capital they’re required to have, of over 65% of their total assets, which measures how much lending and investing and […]

    / Dec 14, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    Goldman To Stop Prop Trading In CLOs

    “A group of traders who were focused on making bets on collateralized loan obligations with the New York-based firm’s own money are now handling trades for clients, the person said, speaking anonymously because the plans aren’t public…Goldman merged the proprietary trading desk with the team that handles transactions for clients as it wound down the […]

    / May 14, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    Buyout Loans: Next In Line?

    For all the talk about crashing mortgage backed securities, there has been little discussion of the increasingly shaky foundation of loans for leveraged buyouts. This subject hasn’t gotten as much press as the mortgage issue, likely in part because it is a less populist story. And so, when an article on Goldman’s massive hedge fund […]

    / Nov 4, 2008 at 9:45 AM

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