Saturday, December 26, 2009

Paul Volcker on Financial Innovation

Speaking to a group of senior finance executives, as reported in The Wall Street Journal on Monday, Mr. Volcker made his point even more forcefully. There is no benefit to running our financial system in its current fashion, with high risks (for society) and high returns (for top bankers). Most of financial innovation, in his view, is not just worthless to society – it is downright dangerous to our broader economic health.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As much as I think they are useless, I think they are to stay. The future of securization is cloudy but the basic derivatives will still be around.

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