Define "shadow banking". Analyse and critically evaluate how shadow banking has
Define “shadow banking”. Analyse and critically evaluate how shadow banking has
undermined the functions of traditional banking system, culminating in the 2008 Global
Financial Crisis. Your discussion should include shadow banking activities on BOTH the
asset and liability sides of the bank’s balance sheet.
Analyse and discuss the operations of insurance companies and pension funds and their roles
as financial intermediaries.
Appraise the arguments for and against the regulation of banks. Discuss the key changes to
the assessment of capital adequacy of banks proposed under Basel 3.
Discuss the history and evolution of the monetary and exchange rate arrangements in the
Eurozone. In light of the European Sovereign Debt crisis affecting the so-called PIIGS
countries (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain) which is still being resolved, discuss the
problems or challenges of Eurozone, in particular on the adoption of a single currency.