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Determinants of the disclosure level of the Pillar 3 recommendations of the Basel II Accord in the financial statements of Brazilian Financial Institutions

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Abstract

The objective of this article is to identify the determinants of the disclosure level of the information recommended by Pillar 3 of the Basel II Accord for the 100 largest banking institutions active in Brazil. For this purpose, we first analyze the disclosure level of each institution and then seek the determinants of this disclosure level. We start from five hypotheses, based on the following variables: size, nationality, voting concentration, type of capital and Basel index. To test these hypotheses we use difference of means tests and multiple regression analysis, at a 10% level of significance. We find that size, Basel index and type of capital are significant, meaning they are able to explain the disclosure level of the information analyzed. On the other hand, voting concentration and nationality are not significant.

Keyword : Disclosure, Basel 2, Financial institutions Evidenciação, Basileia 2, Instituições financeiras

How to Cite
Santos, L. de J., Macedo, M. A. da S., & Rodrigues, A. (2014). Determinants of the disclosure level of the Pillar 3 recommendations of the Basel II Accord in the financial statements of Brazilian Financial Institutions. Brazilian Business Review, 11(1), 25-47. https://doi.org/10.15728/bbr.2014.11.1.2

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