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The European Banking Industry Before And During the 2008/2009 Global Turmoil

Author(s): PhDr. Katarína Marková ,
prof. Ing. Michal Mejstřík CSc.,
PhDr. Petr Teplý Ph.D.,
Type: Article in collection
Year: 2010
Number: 0
ISSN / ISBN: 978-605-377-224-8
Published in: International Finance Symposium 2009,Turkey
Publishing place: Istanbul, Turkey
Keywords: European Banking Industry CEE banks
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Suggested Citation: Marková,K., Mejstřík,M. Teplý,M.,The European Banking Industry Before And During the 2008/2009 Global Turmoil, International Finance Symposium 2009,Turkey
Grants: GACR 402/08/0004 (2008-2010) Model of Credit Risk Management in the Czech Republic and its Applicability in the EU Banking Sector GAUK 114109 (2009-2011) Alternative Approaches to Valuation of Collateralized Debt Obligation IES Research Framework Institutional task (2005-2011) Integration of the Czech economy into European union and its development
Abstract: The global financial crisis has affected the European banking industry, resulting in huge bank balance sheet write-downs, government bailouts and planned reform of the EU financial sector. In this paper we discuss the development and key fundamentals of the European banking industry before and during the current financial upheaval, which is crucial for understanding the implications and future risks for EU banks. When estimating systemic risk in the EU banking industry, we propose the combination of both top-down and bottom-up approaches, which should make the results more robust. However, multi-billion write-downs of European bank assets are expected until 2010 resulting in a decrease of the Tier 1 ratio and consequently in additional need of capital to restore the capital adequacy requirements of EU banks. This fact remains a challenge for both bank managers and regulators and should be reflected when forming future financial markets architecture in the EU.