This recent social science research network paper (A primer on regulatory bank capital adjustments) examines regulatory adjustments. These are adjustments that banks apply to book equity to calculate Tier 1 regulatory capital. The paper, relying on U.S. data, documents a decreasing relation between regulatory adjustments and bank solvency. Specifically, low solvency banks benefit from regulatory… Read More Do Regulatory Bank Capital Adjustments actually work?
Adding to my backlog of actions to comment on, EBA parcels out one interesting feature after the other. It just posted the results of the EU-wide transparency exercise. It provides updated information on the European banks that were part of the recapitalisation exercise in 2012. The information covers data on banks’ composition of capital, composition… Read More Even better: EBA presents its EU-wide Transparency Exercise Results
Having worked hard and diligently: the European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on own funds (=regulatory capital) ‘Part three’, which set out criteria to deduct indirect and synthetic holdings, to define broad market indices, and to calculate minority interest. On deduction of indirect and synthetic holdings: to achieve… Read More Excellent: EBA publishes final draft technical standards on own funds
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
This is helpful, even with the risk of introducing rules that allow banks to pay minimum, promised, payment amounts. The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched a consultation Draft Regulatory Technical Standards on bank capital aimed at setting harmonised criteria for instruments with multiple distributions that would create a disproportionate drag on capital, as well as… Read More Jay! EBA clarifies dividend multiples
Last Saturday, Professors Benink (Tilburg), Sanders (Utrecht), and Kool (Utrecht) of the Sustainable Finance Lab (a research outfit initiated by former Rabobank board of directors chair Herman Wijffels) presented a proposal for strengthening capital for banks in the Netherlands. The professors respond to the 4% leverage ratio proposal of the Dutch government. Instead of 4%,… Read More A bank capital proposal that hardly bites
The Ecofin statement from last Friday (November 15, 2013) is here.
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.
While I digest, here is the pdf. A daunting task for sure, however, I really wonder … will 8% be sufficient to sort the men from the boys? We shall see next year. “Capital thresholds will be set as a benchmark for the outcomes of the exercise. The capital benchmark will be set at 8%… Read More Jay: the ECB comprehensive assessment is out!
And a quick follow-up from Basel on capital shortfalls. (Click here for the report.) From the press release: “Data as of 31 December 2012 show that shortfalls in the risk-based capital of large internationally active banks continue to shrink. The aggregate shortfall of Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital with respect to the 4.5% minimum… Read More Basel III monitoring results published by the Basel Committee