Regulatory responses to the global financial crisis - the next cycle of corporate governance reform?
- Chartered Secretaries Australia
- Publication Type:
- Journal Article
- Keeping Good Companies, 2009, 61 (5), pp. 280 - 286
- Issue Date:
The causes of the global financial crisis are complex and multidimensional. A combination of factors including low interest rates, highly complex financial products, poor risk management and excessive incentive schemes contributed to the spectacular failure of many financial institutions, which in turn has damaged the wider international economy. The long-term policy response to deal with the crisis has focused on issues of transparency, disclosure, and risk management. The coordinated global effort to rebuild the financial system and restore economic growth has three essential dimensions: containing the contagion and restoring market operations coping with long-term systemic problems aligning international regulation and oversight of financial institutions.
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