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.
Following is a summary of the Basel Committee’s final framework for measuring, reporting and limiting a bank’s exposures to single counterparties and groups of connected counterparties. The large exposures framework, which relies on a number of concepts in the Basel Committee’s risk-based 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.
Blackline Showing Changes: Davis Polk’s blackline of the Basel Committee’s April 2014 final vs.… Read More
[Update: We have prepared a blackline (available here) of the April 2014 final standards vs. the July 2012 interim standards.] The Basel Committee has finalized its risk-based capital standards for bank exposures to central counterparties (CCPs). The final standards will take effect on January 1, 2017. The interim standards that were published in July 2012 will continue to apply until that time.
Like the interim standards, the final standards distinguish between trade exposures and default fund exposures to CCPs and distinguish between exposures to qualifying CCPs (QCCPs) and non-QCCPs. … Read More
[A PDF version of the comparison chart is available here (mobile and printer friendly)] We have prepared a chart that compares the U.S. banking agencies’ proposed revisions to the U.S. Basel III Supplementary Leverage Ratio (“SLR”) with the Basel Committee’s January 2014 revisions to the Basel III leverage ratio. While the revised SLR proposed by the U.S. banking agencies is similar to the revised Basel III leverage ratio in many respects, there are some important differences between the two ratios.… Read More
[Update: We have prepared a chart (available here) that compares the U.S. banking agencies’ proposed revisions to the SLR with the Basel Committee’s January 2014 revisions to the Basel III leverage ratio.] Today, the U.S. banking agencies finalized higher leverage capital standards for the 8 U.S. bank holding companies that have been identified as global systemically important banks (“U.S. G-SIBs”) and their insured depository institution (“IDI”) subsidiaries. The agencies also proposed important changes to the denominator of the U.S.… Read More