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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

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

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

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

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

Basel Publishes Assessment Reports for the European Union and United States

On December 5, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Committee) published separate reports assessing the implementation of the Basel III capital framework in the United States and the European Union. The Committee...more

Banking Agencies Adopt Supplementary Leverage Ratio Final Rule

On September 3, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency adopted a final rule modifying the definition of the denominator of the supplementary...more

FDIC Issues Guidance on Basel III Capital Conservation Buffer for Subchapter S Banks

A recent Financial Institution Letter provides guidance on the FDIC’s methodology when entertaining requests from banks or savings associations organized as Subchapter S corporations (S-corporation banks) to pay dividends to...more

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

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

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

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

Federal Reserve Board Proposes Stricter Bank Liquidity Rules

Proposed rules include a shorter transition period, a narrower definition of what qualifies as “high quality liquid assets,” and a more stringent liquidity stress-testing methodology than the framework issued by the Basel...more

Dodd-Frank: The Liquidity Proposal Is Issued

The three Federal bank regulatory agencies have reached agreement on the terms of a proposed regulation that, for the first time, would impose quantitative requirements on major US banks’ liquidity management practices. The...more

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