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Into the shadows

A South African perspective on shadow banking

Regulatory reform has weighed heavily on the profit margins of banking institutions across the globe. It is in these stringent regulatory conditions that shadow banking activities flourish. But what is shadow banking and why does it flourish where formal banking regulation is at its strongest?

Into the shadows: A South African perspective on shadow banking

What is shadow banking and why does it flourish where formal banking regulation is at its strongest? In this paper, we define and quantify the shadow banking sector, examine what could be lurking in the shadows and unpack South Africas shadow banking sector. 

 

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