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Basel Committee Chairman Discusses Next Steps for the Basel Committee

Basel Committee Chairman Stefan Ingves has delivered a speech discussing the Basel Committee’s policy agenda over the next year, noting that “there is still a lot on the Committee’s plate – at last count, a total of around 50 projects.”  Among other topics, Chairman Ingves discussed the variation of risk-weighted assets (RWAs) among banks and potential policy responses.

The Basel Committee has published three studies on the variation of RWAs among banks – two for the trading book (our earlier blog post on this topic is available here) and one for the banking book (our earlier blog post on this topic is available here). …  Read More

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Federal Reserve Advises Large Banking Organizations to Carefully Evaluate Certain Risk-Transfer Transactions

Today, the Federal Reserve issued a Supervision and Regulation letter (SR letter) entitled Risk Transfer Considerations When Assessing Capital Adequacy – Supplemental Guidance on Consolidated Supervision Framework for Large Financial Institutions.

The SR letter applies to U.S. bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies with consolidated assets of $50 billion or more as well as foreign banking organizations with combined assets of U.S. operations of $50 billion or more (collectively, “large banking organizations”).

The purpose of the SR letter is to provide guidance on how certain risk transfer transactions affect assessments of capital adequacy at large banking organizations. …  Read More

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European Banking Authority Publishes Assessment of Basel Pillar 3 Disclosures by Large EU Banks

Today, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published its assessment of the 2012 Basel Pillar 3 disclosures made by 19 EU banks.  The EBA concluded that overall, despite improvements in some specific areas, the banks’ compliance with disclosure requirements remains unchanged compared to last year’s assessment.  The report identifies examples of best practices that EU banks are encouraged to follow to improve the quality, consistency and comparability of their disclosures and their compliance with the regulatory requirements.

U.S. Pillar 3 Requirements:  Beginning in 2015, top-tier U.S.…  Read More

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Advanced Approaches Capital Rules: Federal Reserve Issues Guidance for Implementing the Supervisory Formula Approach for Securitization Exposures

The Federal Reserve’s Basel Coordination Committee has issued guidance regarding supervisory expectations for determining the capital requirements on the underlying exposures (KIRB) input to the Supervisory Formula Approach (SFA) for securitization exposures and the flexibility afforded to advanced approaches banking organizations when dealing with data limitations.  Federal Reserve and OCC staff worked together on the development of this guidance.

Background:  The advanced approaches capital rules, originally adopted by the U.S. banking agencies in 2007, apply to the largest and most internationally active U.S.…  Read More

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Advanced Approaches Capital Rules: Federal Reserve Issues Guidance for Independent Verification of a Banking Organization’s Advanced Approaches Systems

The Federal Reserve’s Basel Coordination Committee has issued guidance to advanced approaches banking organizations regarding the governance and the control environment for their advanced approaches systems.   The guidance provides that the governance and control environment should incorporate independent verification and promote the accuracy of inputs to risk-based capital calculations and the banking organization’s overall safe and sound operations.

Background:  The advanced approaches capital rules, originally adopted by the U.S. banking agencies in 2007, apply to the largest and most internationally active U.S.…  Read More

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Advanced Approaches Capital Rules: Federal Reserve Issues Guidance for Excluding Certain Exposures to Investment Firms from the Definition of “Traditional Securitization”

The Federal Reserve’s Basel Coordination Committee has issued guidance to advanced approaches banking organizations with respect to excluding certain exposures to investment firms from the definition of “traditional securitization” in the advanced approaches capital rules.  This blog post focuses on the exclusion for investment firms that exercise unfettered control over their underlying exposures.

Background:  The advanced approaches capital rules, originally adopted by the U.S. banking agencies in 2007, apply to the largest and most internationally active U.S. banking organizations (advanced approaches banking organizations) and implement the Basel capital framework’s internal ratings-based approach for calculating risk-weighted assets for credit risk and advanced measurement approaches for calculating risk-weighted assets for operational risk. …  Read More

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