Financial Stability and Regulatory Compliance
Systemic Risk Benchmarking Study (SRISK)
The systemic risk measure (SRISK) originally proposed by Brownlees and Engle (2011), is defined as the expected capital shortfall of a firm conditional on a prolonged market decline. It is a function of a firm's size, leverage, and risk and can be calculated using publicly available data. Weekly updates of SRISK for top financial institutions are provided on NYU Stern’s V-Lab website http://vlab.stern.nyu.edu/welcome/risk.
In this study, we perform an analysis of the SRISK of major Canadian financial institutions and provide a comparison between the Canadian and U.S. firms with the highest SRISK.
|Institute||Global Risk Institute|
|Project Lead:||GRI Research Team|
|Prudential Capital Ratio||Percent Market Decline||Time Period|
To provide a more in-depth look into what is driving the changes in SRISK, the following chart decomposes the overall change in SRISK (Δ SRISK) into three parts: Δ Debt, Δ Equity, and Δ Risk. Changes are calculated backwards from the present over the time horizon specified by the user above.