478 - Systemic risk of European banks: Regulators and markets

DNB Working Papers
Date 22 July 2015

Rules and regulations may have different impacts on risk-taking by individual banks and on banks’ systemic risk levels. That is why implementing prudential rules and policies requires careful consideration of their impact on bank risk and systemic risk. This chapter assesses whether market-based measures of systemic risk and recent regulatory indicators provide similar rankings on the systemically importance of large European banks. We find evidence that regulatory indicators of systemic importance are positively related to systemic risk. In particular, banks with higher scores on regulatory indicators have a stronger link to the system in the event of financial stress, rather than having a higher level of bank risk.

Keywords: G-SIBs, financial stability, macroprudential regulation, systemic importance.
JEL Classifications: G01, G21, G28.