Category Archives: Financial Institution Regulation

Real World

From an interview with Michael Mackenzie, by Nelson Luscombe, shortly after Mackenzie’s appointment as Canada’s first Superintendent of Financial Institutions. As published in “When two plus two equals three”, Editorial, CA Magazine, March, 1987: …I have this uneasy feeling that … Continue reading

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Track Direction

Came across some overhead notes used in an Accounting Theory class, 2007. Some of the points made, in relation to the role of the accounting standard setter, plus relating to regulatory behaviours generally: • Standard setters and those affected by … Continue reading

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Optimum

From an email message forwarding the article: This is an example of why you want to focus on getting a publication or two out of your LL.M. Thesis in the next six months or so. This is the first publication … Continue reading

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Jumpchicka JumpJump: Maybe Not

From Terence Corcoran. Home Capital Group didn’t just fall from the edge of a cliff — it was pushed. National Post, May 2, 2017: On April 19, OSC staff released a “statement of allegations” against the company and its three … Continue reading

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Too Big To Fail

The theme has come back. As in all of Canada’s six major banks.

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Perception

From the dissertation, Chapter 8, “The Pathologies of Regulatory Inaction: Institutional Dimensions” When you don’t have a buyer who can borrow, you don’t have a price. Testimony of John Lytle, former vice-president, Continental Illinois Bank, in l982 U.S. House of … Continue reading

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Another Take: Canadian Bank Mergers, Rescues, Failures

Discovered Marie Hélène Noiseux doctoral thesis, 2002. Some similar lines to dissertation, in terms of regulation and impression management. See pages 131 to 159. Also similar lines to dissertation, in terms of no apparent publications from the thesis. Still…

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markalossmark

Some rough understanding or recollection. So U.S. banks objected to writedowns based on mark-to-market accounting, and were accorded some flexibility in that regard by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Then European banks objected to similar provisions established by the International … Continue reading

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DocStoc

The original commentary is published here. What it says: One never knows what gets picked up and why. Just discovered that Chapter 10 of the dissertation was shared on DocStoc by Yan TingTing, who has posted nearly 58,000 documents there. … Continue reading

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Historical Perspectives on Canadian Financial Institution Regulation:The Regulatory Toy

Hope this is limited to history of a particular time. Where the financial institution regulator continues to work with the “problems” of a financial institution, in circumstances where it is evident that the problems will not be resolved through compliance … Continue reading

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