Basel III

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Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Publishes Consultative Document on Guidelines Concerning Weak Banks

On June 18, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) published a consultative document on supervisory guidelines for identifying and dealing with weak banks. The guidelines are intended to assist bank supervisors and...more

Be Careful What You Wish For

Many community bankers have looked surprised at the “internationalization” of our banking rules. Standards coming out of the Basel Committee, particularly the Basel III Capital Rules, do not seem to fit community banks. The...more

Community Banking Excellence - Issue 2, 2014

In This Issue: - Another Perspective: Robert T. Braswell, President and Chief Executive Officer Carolina Bank: Mr. Robert T. Braswell is President and Chief Executive Officer of Carolina Bank. He has served in...more

Basel III Framework: Large Exposures

Even banks with strong capital ratios may fail as a result of the sudden failure of a counterparty or group of connected counterparties. To address this risk and to complement the now near-final Basel III framework, the Basel...more

FINRA Clarifies Reporting Requirements for Tier 1 Capital Securities

Three Types of Hybrid Securities Subject to Classification and Reporting Changes - For some time now, there has been confusion regarding the appropriate trade reporting for certain hybrid securities. Hybrid securities,...more

New York DFS: Nonbank Servicers Can Expect Increased Scrutiny

New York's top financial regulator plans to aggressively expand his agency’s investigation into nonbank servicers and the firms' affiliates that provide ancillary services. Speaking at the Mortgage Bankers Association's...more

Basel Committee Issues Final Rules on Measuring and Controlling Large Exposures

On April 15, 2013, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (the “Basel Committee”) issued final rules (the “Final Rules”) concerning the supervisory framework for measuring and controlling large exposures, setting tighter...more

Updated Basel III Monitoring Workbook Published

The Bank for International Settlements has published on its website an updated version of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s Basel III monitoring workbook, accompanying instructions and a list of frequently asked...more

SEC Proposes Enhanced Regulatory Framework for Certain Registered Clearing Agencies

The proposal is consistent with international recommendations and Basel III criteria. On March 12, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed new rules and rule amendments (the Proposal) that would enhance...more

Relief for documentary credits under Basel III Leverage Ratio

The Basel III Leverage Ratio has been amended following the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s recent publication of its paper, “Basel III Leverage Ratio Framework and Disclosure Requirements”....more

Time for Regulatory Reset

It’s still in the early days of 2014. I think it’s finally stopped snowing in the East, the sun has come out and the stock market is continuing to outperform the woe purveyors. Republicans and Democrats have gotten...more

Basel III Framework: Net Stable Funding Ratio (Proposed Standards)

A key new element of the Basel III framework for regulatory capital aims to improve banks’ management of their funding and liquidity profiles. Two new measures are proposed: a “net stable funding ratio,” and a “liquidity...more

Basel III Framework: The Leverage Ratio

Reducing excess “leverage” in the banking sector is a key component of the Basel III capital standards. “Leverage” for these purposes means the ratio between a bank’s non-risk-weighted assets and its capital. The ratio is...more

What next for the Basel III leverage ratio framework?

Financial Services analysis: Following the publication of Basel III's leverage ratio framework and disclosure requirements, Peter Green, partner at Morrison & Foerster, analyses the likely impact of the guidance and how it...more

Financial Services Bulletin: Action At Federal Agencies

Federal Reserve Adopts Final Systemically Important Financial Market Utilities Rules - On Wednesday, December 5, 2013, the Federal Reserve Board (the "Federal Reserve") adopted final rules that amend Regulation HH...more

Amendments to Bank of Russia’s Basel III Requirements Published

Several clarifications have been provided with regard to subordinated debt instruments. On 30 November 2013, amendments to the Bank of Russia’s Regulation 395-P, “On the Methodology of Determination of the Amount and...more

A Regulatory Reform Glossary

After the financial crisis, have you ever asked, “What does it all mean?” Now, we have an answer for you: MoFo’s Regulatory Reform Glossary. Since the great financial crisis, financial institutions have been...more

Basel III: Subordinated Debt Regulation Amended

On 25 October 2013 the Bank of Russia (the “CBR”) issued Instruction No. 3096 U introducing amendments to the CBR Regulation No. 395-P “On the Method of Calculation of the Amount and Assessment of Adequacy of the Net Worth...more

IFLR Regulatory Capital Survey 2013 (Japan Survey)

Section 1: Basel III implementation - 1.1 How advanced is Basel III implementation in your jurisdiction? The Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA) has issued the following revised notifications: Notification 19...more

Agencies Release a Regulatory Capital Estimation Tool for Community Banks

The federal bank regulatory agencies on November 19 released an estimation tool to help community banks understand the potential effects of the recently revised regulatory capital framework on their capital ratios. The...more

Regulatory Capital Estimation Tool for Community Banks

On November 19, the Fed, the OCC and the FDIC released an estimation tool to help community banks understand the potential effects on their capital ratios of the regulatory capital reforms imposed by Basel III and the...more

Basel III Framework: The Credit Valuation Adjustment (CVA) Charge for OTC Derivative Trades

The credit valuation adjustment charge in Basel III appears, at first glance, to be the preserve of quantitative analysts and the like. However, while complex, the CVA charge requires more widespread attention as it...more

The U.S. Banking Agencies Propose a Liquidity Coverage Ratio: What it Means for End Users

On October 24, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation proposed rules implementing the Basel III liquidity...more

Prudential Regulators Propose Large Institution Liquidity Rule

On October 24, the Federal Reserve Board issued a proposed rule it developed with the OCC and the FDIC to establish a minimum liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) consistent with the Basel III LCR, with some modifications to...more

Financial Services Bulletin: Action At Federal Agencies

SEC Proposes Crowdfunding Rules - On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") voted unanimously to propose rules to permit companies to offer and sell securities through...more

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