Less reimbursement for healthcare treatment, drastic changes in compensation for capital costs, dwindling government budgets and the recently implemented segregation of accommodation and healthcare costs. These are all far-reaching changes in the sector that have forced healthcare institutions to rethink their… read more
As personal adviser to Wim Duisenberg, the first president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Dr. Lex Hoogduin played a key role in the introduction of the euro. He is professor of monetary economics and financial institutions at Robeco and… read more
Impact of Basel III on corporate banking relationship
While Basel III may restore the health of the financial markets and the banking industry in the long run, it will also have an impact on the real economy and business in the mean time. The economic impact of Basel III… read more
Credit ratings are becoming more common in the public sector. A credit rating is a report on the financial health of a company or institution. However, directors and finance managers often regard the rating process as a bit of a mystery.… read more
Hospitals are increasingly realizing that a liquidity squeeze may hit them with the introduction of the ‘DBCs Towards Transparency’ plan (‘DOT’). This plan introduces new case-mix healthcare products as successors to the current diagnosis treatment combinations (DBCs). In our view such… read more
Implications for high risk/high yield banking activitiesThe requirements to be introduced by Basel III will lead to higher capital ratios and adequate liquidity resources. They will make it necessary to adopt new strategies and innovative solutions to optimize balance sheets and sustain the profi tability of banks.… read more
New liquidity requirements demand both stable financing and attractive products
The financial crisis emphasizes the capital and liquidity risks in the financial world. The new Basel III framework was published in December 2010 in order to control these risks better. While Basel II is focused chiefly on counterbalancing losses by capital… read more
Implications for high risk/high yield banking activities
The new capital requirements specified by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), also known as Basel III, have landed broadly. A great deal of attention has been focused on the implications of Basel III for the capital structure of banks. Various… read more
Implications of banking regulation for banks and their corporate clients
The BIS’s new capital requirements for banks, also known as Basel III, draws the attention of various stakeholders. It’s not only the banks that are keen to take note of these additions to the Basel II Accord of June 2006, but… read more
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