EBA lowers its bank data sharing ambitions – dramatically

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its detailed annual work programme for 2017, describing the specific activities and tasks of the Authority for the coming year, as well as a multiannual work programme, highlighting the key strategic areas of work in the coming years (from 2017 to 2020). As a researcher, I am interested… Read More EBA lowers its bank data sharing ambitions – dramatically

My contribution to the EBA Guidelines on disclosure requirements consultation

The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched a consultation on a set of Guidelines on regulatory disclosure requirements following an update of the Pillar 3 requirements by the Basel Committee in January 2015. These Guidelines are part of the EBA’s work to improve and enhance the consistency and comparability of institutions’ disclosures and aim to ensure… Read More My contribution to the EBA Guidelines on disclosure requirements consultation

Are the EU bank capital shortfalls really that bad?

Shortly after the publication of the  2016 EBA stress test results, Viral Acharya, Diane Pierret, and Sascha Steffen (APS) presented a paper that identifies capital shortfalls that are significantly larger than EBA’s shortfall calculations reveal. Reuters quickly picked up the highlight of the paper: “Using the Fed’s approach, the 51 European banks showed a total… Read More Are the EU bank capital shortfalls really that bad?

Did Neel Kashkari just can his Ending Too Big to Fail Initiative?

This week, Neel Kashkari, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, updated us on his Ending Too Big to Fail (TBTF) initiative. Update or U-turn? The update is remarkable. Neel has dramatically lowered his ambitions. I now really wonder if Neel will push ahead. Neel’s first speech on ending TBTF, given on February 16, considers… Read More Did Neel Kashkari just can his Ending Too Big to Fail Initiative?

That feeling when you notice that EU leverage ratio requirements are at risk

This week, the EBA and BCBS published the Basel III monitoring results. They show a further improvement of European banks’ capital positions, largely fulfilling the future regulatory capital requirements, with only a very small number of banks suffering from potential capital shortfalls. I found Figure 9 of the EBA report interesting. It shows the evolution… Read More That feeling when you notice that EU leverage ratio requirements are at risk