TBTF


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TBTF

abbreviation for
too big to fail: used of financial organizations deemed too important to the economy of a country to be allowed to go bankrupt
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10) After three annual submission-and-review cycles since 2012, it has become clear that the nation's largest banks are still TBTF.
The TBTF problem is one of the most serious long-term risks to the U.
The current plan under Dodd-Frank, Kashkari said, "fundamentally rests on the belief that the government will, through a complicated scheme, force debt holders of TBTF banks to absorb losses--even when the economy and financial markets appear weak.
Senator Bemie Sanders of Vermont, seeking the Democratic nomination, insists in all his stump speeches that we must "break up the big banks" to ward off collapse of a TBTF institution that could trigger another crisis and perhaps another round of bailouts, and in the process bring Wall Street to heel.
Arguably, and the jury is still out on this question, the reduced number of large financial institutions and expansion of implicit and explicit guarantees that have been extended, may actually increase rather than reduce moral hazard behavior and TBTF.
Kashkari will lead the way to rethinking -- and, one hopes, ending -- the TBTF problem in traditional big banks.
The authors note that the costs of TBTF regulation in terms of lost economies of scale or scope are rarely allowed for, nor are the risks of activities shifting to the shadow banking sector.
If these measures prove insufficient to resolve and prevent likely recurrence of the firm's problems, SGS Directors could propose to the board a resolution mandating sale of certain subsidiaries or segments of the firm's business--a measure that could effectively break up a TBTF entity.
I exclude this case however because, when deposit insurance is fairly priced, banks do not earn a TBTF safety net subsidy.
In Zywicki's view, "by entrenching 'Too-Big-to-Fail' (TBTF) and 'systemic risk' as the operating assumptions of the American financial system, the long term impact of Dodd-Frank will likely make TBTF banks even bigger and the cozy relationships between Wall Street and Congress closer still" (2013b, 1).