Basel III

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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

Bridging the Week - September 2015 #2

CFTC Says Virtual Currencies Are a “Commodity” Under Federal Law, Files Charges Against Coinflip for Operating an Unregistered Bitcoin Options Trading Platform - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission filed and...more

The Financial Report - Volume 14, No. 18 - September 2015 (Global)

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Basel Committee updates Basel III monitoring documents

The Basel Committee has published updated versions of its Basel III monitoring workbook and FAQs. ...more

Basel Committee publishes Basel III SA-CCR FAQs

The Basel Committee has published a set of frequently asked questions relating to the Standardised Approach for measuring counterparty credit risk exposures (SA-CCR). The SA-CCR will replace both current non-internal model...more

OAS Chapter 15 decision sheds new light on cross-border insolvency practice, but may add complexity to financial institutions'...

In an interesting decision with important implications for both Chapter 15 practice and financial institutions’ global credit risk analyses, a US Chapter 15 court (the “Court”) granted recognition of a number of Brazilian...more

Dodd-Frank News: June 2015: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Update

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was enacted as a measure to promote financial stability and protection for consumers through increased regulation of nearly every aspect of the consumer finance...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - June 2015 #2

In This Issue: - Federal Banking Agencies Release Statement on Annual Stress Tests at Medium-Sized Financial Companies - Extension of Transitional Provisions for Exposures to CCPs Formally Announced -...more

Financial Services Regulation: Exchange – International Newsletter - Issue 26 – May 2015

DLA Piper’s Financial Services International Regulatory team welcomes you to the twenty-sixth edition of ‘Exchange – International’ – an international newsletter designed to keep you informed of regulatory developments in the...more

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