Financial regulation built on sand: The myth of the riskometer
March 1, 2009
Much of today's financial regulation assumes that risk can be accurately measured so that financial engineers, like civil engineers, can design safe products with sophisticated maths informed by historical estimates. But, as the crisis has shown, the laws of finance react to financial engineers' creations, rendering risk calculations invalid. Regulators should rely on simpler methods.
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