Current research projects


Liquidity and stress testing requirements in Asset Management:

  • Assessment of the Financial Stability Board’s policy recommendations to address structural vulnerabilities in the asset management industry.

Liquidity regulatory requirements in banking:

  • What is market liquidity?
  • Is the Basel III approach correct?
  • Unintended consequences of the current regulatory framework.

Regulation of derivatives:

  • Dodd–Frank (titles VII and VIII): more financial stability or moral hazard?
  • American regulation of OTC derivative markets
  • European regulation on speculation in the OTC derivative markets (ESMA)

Researchers interested to collaborate, should contact us at:



FRC Position Papers

FRC’s first achievement in support of sustainable asset management

In 2015 a new regulation was proposed by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) to increase oversight on ‘too big to fail’ asset managers.

In response to such proposal, the FRC published its first position paper (” The Systemic importance of large Asset Managers and Investment Funds”) which strongly criticized the proposed measures.

The paper has been invited for presentation to the University of Oxford, the Financial Conduct Authority, the American Economic Association, and the Public Choice Society. The paper was also listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for ERN: Systemic Risk and ERN: Banking & Monetary Policy

In 2016 the FSB abandoned plans to designate certain asset managers or funds as “systemically important” after a strong pushback from the industry.

Download the paper here.


Call for papers on Financial Regulation

The FRC has partnered with various organizations to increase opportunities for researchers to present their working papers and seek publication. The FRC organized panels on financial regulation at the following conferences:


  2017 Public Choice Society Meetings
  March 2-4, New Orleans, Louisiana


  APEE 42nd Annual Meeting
  April 9-12, 2017, Lahaina, Hawaii
  FRC organizes a panel of Financial Regulation
  Deadline call for papers: December the 1st, 2016