Among the many publications that the EBA posted on its website last week, the Technical advice to the Commission (EC) on the treatment of unrealized gains deserves attention. Not only because of its content, but also because of the clarity, depth, and breadth of covering the issue of unrealized gains. Here is the context: EBA’s advice… Read More EBA advises Europe to overturn Basel III rule on unrealized gains
Last week BOE’s Prudential Regulation Authority presented its Statement on Strengthening capital standards; which provides clarity on bank capital rules after the consultation of August last year. It was about time, given that the new capital rules under CRR IV enter into force in about one month from now. With a 7% CET1 requirement, the BOE presents a… Read More BOE Announces its Position on Capital under CRR IV
RBS N.V. features on the list of designated banks for the Comprehensive Assessment (CA). See the ECB CA document here. Though the name suggests Scottish origins, RBS N.V. is incorporated in the Netherlands; thus subject to direct Dutch supervision (and indirectly subjected to UK supervision via the Bank of England, which supervises RBS Group, the… Read More On the Comprehensive Assement List: RBS N.V.
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 is, only the unrealized gains part (banks will have to include unrealized losses into capital). EBA’s departure from Basel III… Read More EBA leans against Basel III in excluding unrealized gains from Regulatory Capital
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 of it evaporated – with consequences. Sad. In the spring of 2008, just days apart from the collapse of Bear… Read More JPM and Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income – a neat example of regulatory capture.
The US adoption of Basel III attracted some discussion on the leverage ratio, see Bloomberg, fuelled by a comment from Daniel Tarullo: “The Basel III leverage ratio seems to have been set too low to be an effective counterpart to the combination of risk-weighted capital measures that have been agreed internationally.” (RTRS) This comment nicely… Read More US adopts Basel III