Leverage and Securitization are Significant Evils and Government Regulations Should Not Stamp Them Out. When the regulated and unregulated parts of the financial sector begin to compete the markets are more vulnerable and collateral damage is unavoidable. Leverage and securitization have been used by banks to control risks. However the 2008 financial crisis shifted all the blame on the two evils. Ideally Leverage relates to the banks practice to borrow money and depicts how much the firm has borrowed relative to how much the shareholders invested in terms of the equity capital. As such leverage increases the potential profit rate owing to the fact that less of the owner’s money is at stake. Nonetheless it also increases their risk largely out each other tentatively. In essence the securitized entities relied on short-term debt to fund the purchase of risky assets and this made them vulnerable and open to a bank panic. As such this led to a run on collateral by sophisticated parties. Leverage and securitization would impact the financial sector negatively by making institutions and largely banks more fragile and susceptible. In the post crisis financial era the role of leverage and securitization should be held in check but not stamped out of the system entirely. This could be done by integrating more stringent financial regulation and by the recognition that it is fundamental to prevent excessive leverage and mismatch of maturities and securitization that can undermine financial stability. [...]
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