EBA leans against Basel III in excluding unrealized gains from Regulatory Capital

EBA yesterday published a Discussion Paper (DP) on the exclusion of unrealized gains from regulatory capital. As an advice to the European Commission it basically supports  the current European system of prudential filters – that…

IASB’s stance on AOCI Discussion Paper on the new Conceptual Framework

A large document for sure, and relevant, as accounting is the prime source of capital values. Shaun Drummon of AFR notices the Board’s stance on AOCI: “One of the most controversial has been the liberal…

Another one (BOA) bites the AOCI dust.

Bloomberg News reports quite accurately on BOA’s AOCI perils. Bank of America’s AOCI loss more than doubled to $7.71 billion at the end of June from $3.49 billion on March 31, according to figures released on…

More AOCI bashing

Banks again blame the accounts for their own abysmal performance. More worryingly is the way the press reports on this. See Business Report writing it up: Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase, the most profitable US…

Additional tweaks for US Basel III implementation

From Bank Credit News, Alexandra Villarreal reports: Banking regulators, including the OCC, Federal Reserve and FDIC, approved a revised final rule on regulatory capital designed to bolster the U.S. financial system and reduce the regulatory…

AOCI rule effects – nine banks affected.

I just checked the Basel III AOCI rule – discussed by Reuters last week – using real data from bank holding companies. This is what inclusion would amount to, using 12/31/2012 data from US bank holdings,…

JPM and Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income – a neat example of regulatory capture.

It should not come as a surprise that the discussion on the in/exclusion of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income from Regulatory Capital continues. JPM highlighted one reason for keeping the discussion on AOCI going, as most…