Basel III

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UK Financial Regulatory Developments - February 2016 #6

OBWG publishes open banking standard - The OBWG, set up at Treasury’s request, has set out an Open Banking Standard to guide how open banking data should be created, shared and used by its owners and those who access it....more

High Volatility Commercial Real Estate: Loan Document Considerations

As of January 1, 2015, global Basel III regulations and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Consumer Protection Act required banks in the United States to comply with certain new capital rules and regulations. Among other...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - February 2016 #1

FMLC issues addendum to legal uncertainty for CCPs paper - FMLC and the US-based Committee on Capital Markets Regulation (CCMR) have issued an addendum to their comment paper on issues of legal uncertainty relating to...more

"Basel III Leverage Ratio Could Undermine Efforts to Address Systemic Risk in Derivatives Markets"

Following the 2008 financial crisis, regulators across the globe have pondered how to ameliorate systemic risk in derivatives markets. At the 2009 G-20 summit, international regulators committed to address this risk through...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 1.5.16

US stocks followed their global counterparts yesterday on a nasty open to 2016 on Wall Street – NYTimes and WSJ... Andrew Ross Sorkin makes a byline appearance in Dealbook to discuss “designated lender counsel”—a “rather...more

Bubble, Bubble Toil and Trouble: The Fed Breathes Life into the Countercyclical Capital Buffer

Widespread problems in the banking system are often associated with sharp declines in asset prices, or the economy more broadly. When these declines result in loan defaults, bank capital can erode, leading to more stringent...more

BoE Governor speaks to BoE open fourm

BIS has published Governor of the Bank of England (BoE) Mark Carney’s speech from the BoE Open Forum. He discussed the low level of trust in institutions and market mechanisms as a result of misconduct and a perceived lack of...more

FSB Publishes Final TLAC Standard

On 9 November 2015, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) issued its Principles establishing a new international standard for “total loss absorbing capacity” (TLAC) for global systemically important banks (G-SIBs). According to...more

HVCRE: Surrender Is Not An Option

The way the new Basel III High Volatility Commercial Real Estate Lending Rule (HVCRE) was crafted, and is being enforced, is insane. We’ve written about this before. This is one of the purest examples of the regulatory...more

Basel Committee reports on the trading book

The Basel Committee has published the results of its interim impact analysis of its fundamental review of the trading book. It assesses the capital impact of proposed revisions to the market framework previously consulted on....more

FSB reports on G20 financial regulatory reforms

FSB has published its first annual report to G20 on the implementation and effects of the G20 financial regulatory reforms. It describes progress by FSB member jurisdictions in implementing the financial reforms agreed in the...more

FSB issues TLAC standard for G-SIBs

FSB has published its final TLAC standard for global systemically important banks (G-SIBs). The TLAC standard seeks to define a minimum requirement for the instruments and liabilities that should be readily available for...more

Resolution of GSIBs – FSB Final TLAC Principles

On 9 November 2015, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published its final principles on the loss-absorbing and recapitalisation capacity of global systemically important banks (G-SIBs) in resolution together with a final...more

Basel Committee consults on haircut floors

The Basel Committee is consulting on a proposal to incorporate the FSB policy framework for haircut floors for non-centrally cleared securities financing transactions (SFT) into the Basel III framework. The proposal is based...more

Basel Committee reports on Basel adoption

The Basel Committee has published the ninth progress report on adoption of the Basel III regulatory framework as of the end of September 2015. The report focuses on the status of domestic rule-making processes to ensure that...more

Basel Committee launches new webpage for CVA comments

The Basel Committee has created a new webpage for accessing the responses received to its consultative review of the credit valuation adjustment (CVA) risk framework (see FReD 3 July)....more

Basel Committee updates on countercyclical capital buffer

To promote consistent implementation of the Basel III countercyclical capital buffer (CCyB), the Basel Committee has a set of FAQs and other supporting information. This includes a list of all prevailing and pre-announced...more

BCBS October 2015 Progress Report on Implementation of Basel Regulatory Framework

On October 15, 2015, BCBS issued its ninth progress report (BCBS 338) on BCBS members’ implementation of Basel II, Basel 2.5 and Basel III, as at the end of September 2015. The report focuses on the status of domestic...more

BCBS FAQs on Basel III Countercyclical Capital Buffer

On October 19, 2015, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the Basel III countercyclical capital buffer (BCBS 339). In December 2010, the BCBS published its final...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

EBA Updates Single Rulebook Q&As - On October 16, 2015, the European Banking Authority (EBA) updated its Q&As on the single rulebook, publishing four new questions. The single rulebook Q&As relate to the CRD IV package...more

Basel Committee reports on RWA regulatory consistency

The Basel Committee has published its report on the regulatory consistency of risk-weighted assets (RWAs) for counterparty credit risk. The report forms part of the wider regulatory consistency assessment programme intended...more

Basel Committee updates Basel III monitoring FAQs

The Basel Committee has published an updated version of its Basel III monitoring FAQs....more

Basel Committee updates Basel III monitoring FAQs

The Basel Committee has published an updated version of its Basel III monitoring FAQs....more

EBA publishes Basel III monitoring exercise results

EBA has published its report on the Basel III monitoring exercise on the European banking system. The exercise monitors the impact of the transposition of the Basel III requirements on European banks. In particular, it...more

Basel Committee publishes Basel III monitoring report

The Basel Committee has published the results of its latest Basel III monitoring exercise. The exercise assumed the final Basel III package is fully in force and was based on data as of 31 December 2014. The results showed...more

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