Capital Requirements

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"EU Banker Bonuses: Collision Avoided?"

On November 12, 2015, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published a follow-up report on the treatment of role-based allowances (Allowances) paid by banks to their staff. The EBA’s original, October 2014 report and opinion...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

Prudential Regulators Adopt Final Rule for Margin on Non-cleared Swaps and Non-cleared Security-Based Swaps

On October 22, 2015, the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Farm Credit Administration and...more

ESAs define risk weights for credit ratings

The ESAs have published the final two draft ITS on the mapping of credit assessments by external credit assessment institutions (ECAIs) under the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR). The ESAs intend that only credit ratings...more

Blog: Solvency II: 5 Implementing Technical Standards Published In The OJ, And About To Come Into Force

Five Solvency II Implementing Technical Standards were published in the Official Journal of the European Union at the end of last week, and all five will come into force on 2 December 2015....more

ECB consults on harmonising Union law options and discretions

ECB is consulting on harmonising how Member States exercise options and discretions available under EU law not to apply certain provisions or to choose from alternative treatment options. The paper aims to establish a policy...more

PRA update letter on Solvency 2

PRA has written a letter to directors of life and general insurance firms which sets out information on implementation of Solvency 2. It covers: - PRA’s intention to carry out an industry-wide review of equity release...more

BoE response to capital requirements consultation

PRA has published BoE’s response to the Commission’s consultation on the potential impact of CRR and CRD 4 on bank lending to the economy (see FReD 17 July and 23 October). The Commission will hold a conference later this...more

BCBS Consultation Document on Haircut Floors

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) has published a consultation document on haircut floors for non-centrally cleared securities financing transactions. The report is published following a recommendation by the...more

Georgia Enacts New Insurance Regulations For Captive Insurance Oversight

On July 1, 2015, Georgia’s House Bill 552 went into effect, marking a change in Georgia’s insurance laws that will make the state more attractive to business. That law lowers the state tax on captive insurance premiums and...more

Commission finalises CRD4 colleges RTS

The Commission has published the Delegated Regulation on regulatory technical standards (RTS) for specifying the general conditions for the functioning of colleges of supervisors under the Fourth Capital Requirements...more

Commission consults on CRD4 remuneration

The Commission has issued a consultation to help it produce a report on the efficiency of the CRD4 remuneration rules. The Commission is particularly interested in views on the possible impact of the “Maximum Ratio Rule” on...more

Commission publishes CRR AVAs Regulation

The Commission has published a draft Delegated Regulation concerning the making of additional valuation adjustments (AVAs) under the CRR....more

EBA finalises default study templates

EBA has published the final templates and instructions for its Quantitative Impact Study on the definition of default under the CRR (see FReD 16 October). These should be submitted by participating institutions to their...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

Federal Reserve, OCC, FCA, FHFA and FDIC Adopt Joint Final Rule on Swap Margin Requirements - On October 22, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the "OCC"), the Federal Reserve Board (the "Board"), the Farm...more

Bridging the Week - November 2015

SEC to Permit Capital Raising Through Crowdfunding: The Securities and Exchange Commission finalized rules that will permit eligible companies to raise money through Internet offerings of their securities—a practice known as...more

European Commission Adopts Delegated Regulation on RTS Relating to Prudent Valuation Under CRR

On October 26, 2015, the European Commission published the text C(2015) 7245 final of a Delegated Regulation it has adopted on regulatory technical standards (RTS) for prudent valuation under Article 105(14) of the Capital...more

Does Your Defined Benefit Plan Need to be Amended Before Year-End?

The deadline for amending hybrid defined benefit plans to comply with recent changes in applicable law is the last day of the 2015 plan year – December 31, 2015, for calendar year plans. The IRS issued final regulations on...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - October 2015 #4

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

Commission publishes long-term finance responses

The Commission has published the responses to its consultation on the possible impact of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) and Fourth Capital Requirements Directive (CRD4) on bank financing of the economy (see FReD 17...more

Commission reports on covered bonds requirement

The Commission has reported to the EP and Council on the capital requirement for covered bonds under the CRR. The report assesses the appropriateness of preferential risk weights for covered bonds, aircraft loans and...more

Financial Services Weekly News - October 2015 #4

Regulatory Developments - SEC to Vote on Final Title III Crowdfunding Rules Oct. 30: The SEC has announced that it will vote on whether to adopt rules and forms related to the offer and sale of securities through...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

Barclays and Wachovia Settle with NCUA - On October 19, 2015, Barclays PLC and Wachovia Capital Markets LLC agreed to pay $325 million and $53 million, respectively, to settle claims brought by the National Credit Union...more

European Commission Report on Capital Requirements for Covered Bonds

On October 20, 2015, the European Commission published a report (COM(2015) 509 final), addressed to the European Parliament and the Council of the EU, on capital requirements for covered bonds as required by Article 503 of...more

Bridging the Week - October 2015 #4

Proposed Automated Trading Rule by CFTC Likely to Follow Already Existing Best Practices; SEC Also Contemplating New Measures - In two speeches last week, Timothy Massad, Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading...more

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