In this FPB written as a submission for the Hammond Review into Reforms for cooperatives, mutuals and member-owned firms Professor Kevin Davis advocates allowing mutual ADIs to issue preference shares to members (and others) to raise external regulatory capital. He also argues that “bail-in” requirements for such securities to meet regulatory capital requirements need to be reconsidered, both in terms of their rationale and, if maintained, their design.

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This FPB was prepared by Professor Kevin Davis, Research Director at the Australian Centre for Financial Studies.

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