This paper was published in Revue trimestrielle de l’association d’économie financière, no. 125
1st trimester 2017.
Note: This paper is available only in French.
As a result of the global financial crisis and the subsequent euro area crisis, it seems that European banks have been withdrawing from the international banking system. In addition, they seemed to have withdrawn from the investment banking market. Is this a correct assessment? In this paper, Dirk Schoenmaker conducts a comparative analysis and examines the evolution of global systemically important banks (G-SIBs).
The first part of the paper presents data on G-SIBs. Then the second part analyzes several aspects of these G-SIBs (size, cross-border activities and investment banking activities) before studying these different aspects country by country. The third part deals with the policy implications. The fourth part serves as a conclusion.