We study the effects of the 2008 crisis and Basel III guidelines on the content of the financial reports of Israeli banks, which are highly regulated and follow the Basel guidelines. Our findings, which are based on LDA topic modeling and term frequency, indicate that already at the time of the crisis, Israeli banks had shifted the focus of their reports from market risk to credit and liquidity risks. The introduction of Basel III amplified this trend, where the reports focused on the new regulations of leverage and liquidity coverage ratios, while neglecting market risk and VaR methods.
- Basel III
- Financial crisis
- Financial reports
- Topic modeling
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