Report highlights risks of pushing banks out of commodities

09/20/2013 | Reuters · Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

As the Federal Reserve reviews banks' role in commodity markets, a study by research firm IHS highlights concerns should the financial institutions be pushed out of the sector. Reining in the involvement of banks in commodity markets "would impair liquidity, increase risk for market participants, reduce energy investment, and make disruptions more likely," according to the report.

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