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Basel Committee Proposes Non-Internal Model Method for Capitalizing Counterparty Credit Risk Exposures

Today, the Basel Committee proposed a non-internal model method (NIMM) for assessing the counterparty credit risk associated with derivative transactions. The proposal would, when finalized, replace the Basel capital framework’s existing methods for determining the credit exposure amount for derivatives, i.e., the Current Exposure Method (CEM) and the Standardized Approach.

According to the Basel Committee, NIMM improves the risk sensitivity of the CEM by differentiating between margined and unmargined trades.  NIMM also revises certain supervisory factors to reflect the level of volatilities observed over the recent stress period and provides a more meaningful recognition of the benefits of legally enforceable netting agreements.…  Read More

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OCC Lending Limits Final Rule: Credit Exposures from Derivatives and Securities Financing Transactions

The OCC has issued a final rule specifying the methods for calculating credit exposure arising from derivatives and securities financing transactions for purposes of the federal lending limits that apply to national banks, federal and state branches and agencies of foreign banks and federal and state savings associations. The final rule reflects a further convergence in methods for measuring credit exposure from derivatives and securities financing transactions between bank capital rules and legal lending limits.

The final rule, like the June 2012 interim final rule that it revises, implements Section 610 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which is one of several provisions in the statute that requires banks to take into account credit exposure arising from derivatives and securities financing transactions in calculating prudential limits. …  Read More

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Davis Polk Blackline of OCC Lending Limits Final Rule vs. Interim Final Rule

Today, the OCC published a final rule to implement Section 610 of the Dodd Frank Act, which applies the lending limit statute to credit exposures arising from derivative transactions and securities financing transactions.

We have prepared a blackline of the final rule against the interim final rule on lending limits that was issued in June 2012.  Most of the changes are contained in Sections 32.1 (authority, purpose and scope), 32.2 (definitions), 32.6 (nonconforming loans and extensions of credit) and 32.9 (credit exposure arising from derivative and securities financing transactions).…  Read More

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Summary of Basel Committee’s Proposed Framework for Measuring and Controlling Large Exposures

The Basel Committee has proposed a framework for measuring, reporting and limiting a bank’s exposures to single counterparties and groups of connected counterparties.  The proposed large exposures framework, which borrows a number of concepts from the Basel capital framework, is intended to ensure greater international consistency in regulatory and supervisory approaches to large exposures and to act as a backstop to risk-based capital requirements.  The Basel Committee expects national supervisors to implement the large exposures framework by January 1, 2019.

Comments on the proposed framework are due June 28, 2013. …  Read More

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Basel Committee’s Final Guidance for Managing Risks Associated with the Settlement of Foreign Exchange Transactions

Today, the Basel Committee issued guidance for managing risks associated with the settlement of foreign exchange transactions.  The guidance updates the Basel Committee’s existing supervisory guidance, which was published in 2000.

According to the Basel Committee, while its original 2000 guidance focused mainly on the principal risk element of FX settlement-related risks, the new guidance is intended to address a broader range of FX settlement-related risks.  The new guidance provides more comprehensive and detailed direction on governance arrangements and the management of principal risk as well as all other FX settlement-related risks.  …  Read More

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