EU globally systemically important banks saw their highest rise in common equity tier 1 capital in Q3 2016 for two years, largely thanks to reductions in risk-weighted assets
With the finalisation of the Basel III framework having been delayed over output floor levels and with a new administration taking over in the US, speculation is rife over the future shape of the framework.
US globally systemically important banks are unlikely to gain much under the proposed Financial Choice Act when the extra levels of capital required are considered
Bank of England grants UK banks another two years to comply with capital standards designed to aid the resolution of failing banks.
European banks are likely to struggle with new IFRS-9 accounting rules, according to a European Banking Authority survey.
Australia will press on with tough regulatory requirements even if the US de-regulates under Trump.
Could leverage ratios inadvertently incentivise greater risk taking? A study of US broker-dealers by the Office of Financial Research comes up with some interesting insights. By Justin Pugsley.
The trend towards falling liquidity in sovereign bond markets could have serious regulatory repercussions for banks, says the head of the Global Risk Institute (GRI). By Justin Pugsley.
Disagreements between Brussels and Basel look likely over upgrades to rules on standardising regulation on measuring risk capital requirements. But European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker’s priority to boost growth by protecting bank interests could well prevail. By Jeremy Woolfe.
The European Savings and Retail Banking Group is calling on the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to postpone its final decisions on calibration, warning that the proposed reforms are a threat to many European banks, which will badly affect the real economy. By Chris De Noose, managing director of the European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG).