Financial Crisis Highlights Need to Improve Oversight of Leverage at Financial Institutions and across System

July 2009
GAO Reports;7/22/2009, preceding p1
Government Document
The article reports on the need to improve the oversight of leverage at financial institutions in the U.S. It relates to the studies that suggest that deleveraging may cause prices to spiral downward during the financial crisis, as well as slow economic growth. Meanwhile, some researchers and regulators stated that buildup of leverage could hamper the growth of the financial system of the country.


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