Regulation and financial models: Complexity kills. Jon Danielsson.

Regulation and financial models: Complexity kills

September 29, 2008
Complex financial models and intricate assets structures meant extraordinary profits before the crisis. Markets for structured products became overly inflated as even the banks did not have a clear view of the state of their investments. Given complexity's role in today's mess, future regulation should focus on variables that are easy to measure and hard to manipulate (e.g. leverage ratios).

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