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Has regulatory reform been misdirected?

Charles Goodhart (Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK)

Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance

ISSN: 1358-1988

Article publication date: 10 July 2017




The purpose of this paper is to provide a provocative and critical introduction and solutions to significant contemporary issues of financial regulation.


The paper is an expert’s review of contemporary issues and challenges in financial regulation.


The paper advocates that contemporary financial regulation challenges are addressed through governance reforms and an enhanced focus on maturity transformation, rather than a focus on just capital and liquidity management. In particular, more emphasis should be given to individual decision-makers within banks rather than institutions.

Practical implications

The review paper considers areas where future regulatory reform may be enhanced and redirected.


The review provides original and critical perspectives on contemporary regulatory challenges.



Goodhart, C. (2017), "Has regulatory reform been misdirected?", Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, Vol. 25 No. 3, pp. 236-240.



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