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R: Data Analysis and Visualization by Ágnes Vidovics-Dancs, Kata Váradi, Tamás Vadász, Ágnes Tuza, Balázs Árpád Szucs, Julia Molnár, Péter Medvegyev, Balázs Márkus, István Margitai, Péter Juhász, Dániel Havran, Gergely Gabler, Barbara Dömötör, Gergely Daróczi, Ádám Banai, Milán Badics, Ferenc Illés, Edina Berlinger, Bater Makhabel, Hrishi V. Mittal, Jaynal Abedin, Brett Lantz, Tony Fischetti

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Chapter 12. Capital Adequacy

As we learned in the previous chapter, banking is a specifically risky industry and the safety of the clients' money is a top priority. In order to ensure that banks meet this primary objective, the industry is under strict regulation. It has always been a very important task for supervisors to build rules to avoid the collapsing of banks and to protect clients' wealth. Capital adequacy or capital requirement is one of, if not, the most, important regulatory tool to serve this goal. Given the high leverage in the financial sector, banks and other financial institutions are not allowed to freely use all their assets. These firms need to hold enough capital to ensure safe operation and solvency even if things turn bad. ...

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