This book examines the role of financial institutions in the financial markets during normal times, as well as during the global financial crisis. Chapter 1 offers a brief introduction to the research topics in the book, while Chapter 2 discusses the impact of financial derivatives on risk exposures of BHCs. Chapter 3 then investigates whether and how different types of bank capital affect bank lending and whether this relation changes in times of the global financial crisis. Chapter 4 adds to the scant information on competitive landscape in the clearing and settlement industry. Lastly, Chapter 5 provides a summary and discussion of the findings and presented.
Shaofang Li has been assistant professor at the Southeast University School of Economics and Management and since March 2015. She received her doctorate from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Dr. Li's main areas of research interest are financial derivatives, risk management, cost of capital, the clearing and custody industry, and financial crises. Her work has been published in the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, and the International Review of Financial Analysis.
Chapter 1 Introduction.- Chapter 2 The use of financial derivatives and risks of U.S. bank holding companies.- Chapter 3 Quality of bank capital and bank lending behavior during the global financial crisis.- Chapter 4 Competition in the clearing and settlement industry.- Chapter 5 General discussion and conclusion.