The U.S. banking agencies have finalized revisions to the denominator of the supplementary leverage ratio (SLR), which include a number of key changes and clarifications to their April 2014 proposal. The SLR represents the U.S. implementation of the Basel III leverage ratio. Under the U.S. banking agencies’ SLR framework, advanced approaches firms must maintain a minimum SLR of 3%, while the 8 U.S. bank holding companies that have been identified as global systemically important banks (U.S. G-SIBs) and their U.S. insured depository institution subsidiaries are subject to enhanced SLR standards.… Read More
The U.S. banking agencies have issued a final rule to implement the Basel III liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) in the United States. The LCR requires large banking organizations to maintain a minimum amount of liquid assets to withstand a 30-day standardized stress scenario. The U.S. LCR final rule is more stringent than the Basel Committee’s LCR framework in several significant respects. In addition, the final rule makes a number of key changes to the proposed rule.
Davis Polk’s visual memorandum uses diagrams, flowcharts, timelines, examples and comparison tables to illustrate key aspects of the U.S.… Read More
Today, Federal Reserve Governor Daniel K. Tarullo delivered a speech that, among other things, provided a preview of the forthcoming proposal to implement the GSIB risk-based capital surcharge.
While our proposal will use the GSIB risk-based capital surcharge framework developed by the BCBS as a starting point, it will strengthen the BCBS framework in two important respects. First, the surcharge levels for U.S. GSIBs will be higher than the levels required by the BCBS, noticeably so for some firms. Second, the surcharge formula will directly take into account each U.S.… Read More
Today, the U.S. banking agencies issued a final rule regarding the denominator of the Basel III supplementary leverage ratio (SLR). We have prepared a blackline that compares the text of the final rule against the proposed rule that was issued in April 2014.