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Asset Liquidity Risk: Piecing Together the Puzzle


Liquidity risk is a key risk and has been a recent focal point for regulators, with increasing transparency and attention demanded by SEC Rule 22e-4 for mutual funds and by Basel III's liquidity requirements for banks. Meanwhile, market participants have a sense that asset liquidity may be deteriorating, but there is little agreement even on the definition of liquidity risk or on how exactly to measure it. It is clear, however, that asset liquidity risk is multifaceted and managing it is both an art and a science.

We explore some of the questions surrounding asset liquidity risk in our whitepaper.