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  • Financial Gatekeepersby Yasuyuki Fuchita; Robert E. Litan

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Developed country capital markets have devised a set of institutions and actors to help provide investors with timely and accurate information they need to make informed investment decisions. These actors have become known as "financial gatekeepers" and include auditors, financial analysts, and credit rating agencies. Corporate financial reporting... more...

  • New Financial Instruments and Institutionsby Yasuyuki Fuchita; Robert E. Litan

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    New financial instrumentssuch as structured financial products and exchange-traded fundsand new financial institutionsincluding hedge funds and private-equity fundspresent opportunities as well as policy and regulatory challenges in U.S. and Japanese financial markets. This book presents cutting-edge research from experts in academia and the financial... more...

  • Pooling Moneyby Yasuyuki Fuchita; Robert E. Litan

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    One of the first rules of investing is diversification: spreading resources over many types of investments in order to minimize financial risk. Mutual funds have been the diversification vehicle of choice for the last several decades. In recent years, however, other opportunities for diversificationsuch as separately managed accounts and exchange-traded... more...

  • After the Crashby Yasuyuki Fuchita; Richard J. Herring; Robert E. Litan

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    As the global economy continues to weather the effects of the recession brought on by the financial crisis of 200708, perhaps no sector has been more affected and more under pressure to change than the industry that was the focus of that crisis: financial services. But as policymakers, financial experts, lobbyists, and others seek to rebuild this... more...

  • Growing Oldby Yasuyuki Fuchita; Richard J. Herring; Robert E. Litan

    Brookings Institution Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    While the immediate dangers from the recent financial crisis have abatedmuch of the financial system has returned to profitability and the economy is growing, albeit slowlythe damage to the economy will linger for years. Among the many impacts is the problem that may be most acute in the United States: how state and local governments and private... more...

  • Prudent Lending Restoredby Yasuyuki Fuchita; Richard J. Herring; Robert E. Litan

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    There is little dispute that the mortgage meltdown of 2007, created by irresponsible lending and lax oversight, helped lead to the global financial crisis. Why were these securities backed by subprime debt so desirable to so many seemingly sophisticated investors? The answer lies in distorted incentives, opaque securitization structures and a willingness... more...

  • Rocky Timesby Yasuyuki Fuchita; Richard J. Herring; Robert E. Litan

    Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 26.95

    It has been four years since the financial crisis of 2008, and the global financial system still is experiencing malaise caused by high rates of unemployment; a lingering, unresolved supply of foreclosed properties; the deepening European debt crisis; and fear of a recurrence of the bank turmoil that brought about the Great Recession. All of these... more...

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