Alternative financing (non-bank financial intermediation)

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Alternative financing/shadow banking, the provision of credit by financial entities that are not banks, has been central to global regulatory reform post financial crisis, as policy makers attempt to balance liquidity demand from the real economy, needed to boost growth, against systemic risks which may jeopardise the stability of the financial sector. This guide focuses on the shadow banking initiatives developed by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the European Commission.


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