This week, the Bank of England offered two highly readable publications, each for a different reason. The Financial Policy Committee launched a consultation on the design of a leverage ratio framework for the UK. This is a very insightful release, even though the consultation period is a tad short: The FPC consultation will close on 14… Read More BOE, the Leverage Ratio, and Capital.
Pipped to the post by EBA, now Basel offers a new look on bank disclosures, see the Review of the Pillar 3 disclosure requirements. I shall comment later, but please do not let me put you off from commenting: Disclosure rules offer a means of compelling banks to be more transparent. The deadline for comments is September… Read More Jay! Basel offers new ideas on disclosures – consultation paper
The European Banking Authority published its final draft Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on disclosure for the leverage ratio. These draft ITS include all the items that are relevant for leverage ratio disclosure under EU bank rules, in line with the Basel disclosure framework. The disclosure framework offers four templates: a template reconciling the figures of the… Read More EBA publishes leverage ratio disclosure templates
What surprised me this week about the capital calculation cock-up of Bank of America Meryll Linch were the reactions of the press. The financial press responded to this gaffe by highlighting the difficulties of calculating capital. Reuters, for example wrote: “The announcement illustrates how difficult it is to determine appropriate capital levels for the biggest banks.” Capital… Read More Bank of America, nothing complex, it’s noblesse oblige!
The European Banking Authority (EBA) released today its methodology and macroeconomic scenarios for the 2014 EU-wide stress test. While the extensive process of banks’ balance sheet repair is already underway, the test, designed to assess banks’ resilience to hypothetical external shocks, will identify remaining vulnerabilities in the EU banking sector and will provide a high… Read More Jay! EBA publishes the 2014 EU-banks stress test methodology
Both Basel and EBA published the mid-year 2013 Basel III monitoring results. The monitoring rounds show how banks are converging toward the Basel III end-state. EBA’s main findings show that the Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio (CET1) of the largest internationally-active European banks (Group 1 banks) would be on average 9.1% compared to a ratio of 12%… Read More EBA and BCBS publish Basel III monitoring results
Without comments from my own: the European Banking Authority (EBA) published today a report on the leverage ratio which provides a policy analysis and a quantitative assessment of the impact that would derive from aligning the current Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) definitions of the leverage ratio’s exposure measure to the revised standard published by the… Read More EBA reports on impact of possible leverage ratio definitions
For those interested in bank leverage, the European Commission announced a Public Hearing on liquidity coverage requirement and the leverage ratio. The EC “will be hosting a public hearing on 10th March 2014 on the delegated acts on liquidity coverage requirement and leverage ratio under Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (the CRR). The hearing will be open to representatives… Read More EC Public Hearing on the leverage ratio, March 10
From the FED’s web-site: “The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday approved a final rule strengthening supervision and regulation of large U.S. bank holding companies and foreign banking organizations. The final rule establishes a number of enhanced prudential standards for large U.S. bank holding companies and foreign banking organizations to help increase the resiliency of their… Read More Federal Reserve Board approves final rule for foreign banks & large U.S. banks
On a lighter side, this presentation is really worth a read: Paul Pfleiderer demonstrates the weaknesses of some established bank finance papers, click here for an informative and entertaining read.