Financial Stability

No, Mr. Tarullo, We're Not All Macroprudentialists Now

Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo recently lauded the "macroprudentialism". However, macroprudentialists' intensifying focus on the asset management industry offers the latest glimpse into how such an approach could undermine financial stability. Regulators are not wrong to think about the stability of the whole financial system. They are wrong, however, to assume that centralized risk management will foster systemic stability. Instead, it will introduce new vulnerabilities into the financial system.