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FDIC Banking Review

Fall 2001
Vol. 14, No. 1


Donald E. Powell

Division of Research
and Statistics,


Wm. Roger Watson

Deputy Director

Barry Kolatch


James A. Marino

Managing Editors

Detta Voesar
Lynne Montgomery

Editorial Secretary

Cathy Wright

Design and Production

Geri Bonebrake
Cora Gibson

The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect official positions of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Articles may be reprinted or abstracted if the FDIC Banking Review and author(s) are credited. Please provide the FDIC's Division of Research and Statistics with a copy of any publications con- taining reprinted material. Single-copy subscriptions are available to the public free of charge. Requests for subscriptions, back issues or address changes should be mailed to: FDIC Banking Review, Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20434.

Failure Resolution and Asset Liquidation: Results of an International Survey of Deposit Insurers

by Rosalind L. Bennett

The author summarizes and discusses results of a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation survey of foreign deposit insurance organizations. The article focuses on procedures for resolving and liquidating failed banks.

Merchant Banking:  Past and Present

by Valentine V. Craig

Recent legislation permits financial holding companies to engage in merchant banking, a lucrative activity for a handful of large commercial and investment banks for many years. The author provides a history of merchant banking and commercial bank involvement in this specialty.

Recent Developments Affecting Depository Institutions

by Lynne Montgomery

This regular feature of the FDIC Banking Review contains information on regulatory agency actions, state legislation and regulation, and articles and studies pertinent to banking and deposit insurance issues.

Banking Review - 2001 - Vol. 14 No. 1, Full Edition
(352kb PDF File - PDF help or hard copy)

Editor's note: In "The Cost of the Savings and Loan Crisis: Truth and Consequences," which appeared in the last issue of the FDIC Banking Review, footnote 2 referenced an American Banker commentary by Kenneth H. Thomas in which he wrote "The public did not realize the monster Congress had created until taxpayers got the roughly $500 billion bill for bailing out the thrift industry." Subsequent to publication, Mr. Thomas informed us the $500 billion figure was a typographical error and that he meant to write $150 billion, a figure he had used in previous articles and more in concert with the cost of the S&L crisis calculated in this article.

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