It seems that the informal power of the integrated supervisors is
sufficiently larger than that set by legislation. Supervisory
recommendations, sanctioning policy or any other elements of
non-binding rule-making are different appearances of this informal
For a research paper I would need detailed information on informal
powers of - integrated - Financial Supervisors (government agencies
that oversee all the financial sectors (eg.: money market, capital
market, insurance sector, pension funds, etc.), in particular:
- broad definition of informal power
- borderline between formal and informal power
- main scope of general types of informal powers used in the various
areas of supervision:
d. other (please, specify)
- a description of the main tools used in informal powers (informal
- sectoral or any other differences in the scope of availability and
utilization of informal powers
- main advantages associated with the utilization of informal supervisory
- major risks associated with the utilization of informal supervisory
- effectiveness of informal powers especially vis-à-vis formal supervisory
I am very much aware of the fact that answer to this multi-part and
complex question requires great amount of research and specialized
knowledge, nevertheless I am hopeful a thorough answer can be
obtained. I am obviously more than ready to answer any follow-up
clarifications that may surface.
Thanks for your attention!
Request for Question Clarification by
27 Nov 2006 13:14 PST
I can't help noticing that you've asked similar questions in the past,
I think the problem here is that you're asking something which is at
once, very broad and very vague. Researchers cannot realistically
explore financial authorities around the world, and then guess at
which ones are exercising broad informal powers.
If you don't have a working definition of "informal powers" how can
you except a researcher to provide one for you?
If you don't get an answer to your current question, you may want to
consider restating your question with a more specific focus. Pick a
single country or better yet, a single financial authority, and ask
some specific, well-defined questions about how it operates in terms
of quasi-regulatory authority.
Just a suggestion...