Recent Financial Crisis and the Structured Finance: Accounting Perspective for Future


GÖKTEN S., Gokten P. O.

RISK MANAGEMENT, STRATEGIC THINKING AND LEADERSHIP IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY: A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO STRATEGIC THINKING, pp.277-285, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-47172-3_18
  • Title of Journal : RISK MANAGEMENT, STRATEGIC THINKING AND LEADERSHIP IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY: A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO STRATEGIC THINKING
  • Page Numbers: pp.277-285

Abstract

Structured finance techniques, especially synthetic structuring, were applied intensively to ensure sustainable growth of credit mechanism via developing high rated hybrid instruments before recent global shock. The system created a loop that caused systematic risk maximization derived from undesirable default correlation between collaterals. Therefore structured products were seen as the reason for financial crisis and their popularity has begun to fall. On the other side, discussions have started to take place within accounting dimension in recent years. The fundamental point of this perspective was constructed on the efficiency of accounting techniques to provide signals on future hitches and to make market participants properly informed about the values of collaterals. In this study, the tradeoff for applying fair value versus historical cost accounting is discussed in the frame of the connection between recent global shock and structured finance.