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Overview of Basel Committee’s Revised Pillar 3 Disclosures

The Basel Committee has finalized its standard revising the Pillar 3 capital disclosures applicable to internationally active banks. Pillar 3 of the Basel framework aims to promote market discipline through qualitative and quantitative regulatory disclosure requirements, whereas Pillar 1 encompasses the framework of risk-based capital ratios and other quantitative requirements. Pillar 3 was first introduced in 2004 as part of Basel II and revised in 2009 as part of Basel 2.5. The newly finalized revisions will take effect concurrent with banks’ year-end 2016 financial reporting, superseding the earlier Pillar 3 standards (although other disclosure standards, such as the Basel III leverage ratio disclosure requirements published in January 2014, remain in force).…  Read More

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Overview of Basel Committee’s Revised Pillar 3 Disclosures

The Basel Committee has finalized its standard revising the Pillar 3 capital disclosures applicable to internationally active banks.  Pillar 3 of the Basel framework aims to promote market discipline through qualitative and quantitative regulatory disclosure requirements, whereas Pillar 1 encompasses the framework of risk-based capital ratios and other quantitative requirements.  Pillar 3 was first introduced in 2004 as part of Basel II and revised in 2009 as part of Basel 2.5.  The newly finalized revisions will take effect concurrent with banks’ year-end 2016 financial reporting, superseding the earlier Pillar 3 standards (although other disclosure standards, such as the Basel III leverage ratio disclosure requirements published in January 2014, remain in force). …  Read More

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Overview of Basel Committee’s Pillar 3 Disclosure Proposal

The Basel Committee has published a proposal to significantly revise the Pillar 3 capital disclosure standards for internationally active banks.  By way of background, Pillar 3 of the Basel framework aims to promote market discipline through qualitative and quantitative regulatory disclosure requirements.

The main objectives of today’s proposed changes include further enhancing the comparability and consistency of disclosures (both across time and across banks) and providing greater transparency of banks’ internal capital calculation models and methodologies.

Overall themes.  The new disclosure requirements embody, among others, the following overall themes:

  • Longer and more detailed disclosures. 
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Visual Summaries of Final Dodd-Frank Enhanced Prudential Standards

We have prepared two visual summaries of the Federal Reserve’s Dodd-Frank enhanced prudential standards final rule.  One visual summary focuses on requirements that apply to U.S. bank holding companies (BHCs) and the other focuses on requirements that apply to foreign banks, including the U.S. intermediate holding company (IHC) requirement.

Visual Summary for U.S. BHCs >>

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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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Revised Basel III Leverage Ratio: Visual Memorandum

The Basel Committee recently finalized its revisions to the Basel III leverage ratio.  Compared to its June 2013 proposal, the Basel Committee has made several important changes to the denominator of the Basel III leverage ratio.  Davis Polk’s visual memorandum uses diagrams, comparison tables, examples and formulas to illustrate the Basel Committee’s revisions to the Basel III leverage ratio and potential U.S. implementation issues.

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