Basel

No bank should be paying dividends right now

07/14/20

The Fed’s recent action capping dividend payments might prove inadequate once the coronavirus crisis really hits banks’ capital.

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Don’t weaken the G-SIB surcharge

07/10/20

The Fed has already eased certain capital requirements in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It should avoid making any further adjustments to the surcharge, which is meant to keep global banks from creating systemic risks.

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Agencies signal support for more capital relief in midst of crisis

04/30/20

In separate letters to Congress, the Fed asked for legislative action to ease Tier 1 capital minimums while the FDIC said it may use its own authority to address the market strain on banks.

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Regulators propose new steps to limit contagion of megabank failures

04/02/19

Under the plan, large banks would have to hold additional capital if they purchase another bank's "loss-absorbing" debt that is used to contain fallout from a collapse.

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Fed's Quarles lays out new vision for Financial Stability Board

02/11/19

The Federal Reserve’s top regulator, who assumed the chairmanship of the international board in November, said the FSB should explain the rationale behind its financial benchmarks while establishing new ones to combat emerging threats.

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Basel Committee releases new capital standard for market risk

01/14/19

The revised recommendations are one of the last remaining pieces left to finish in the Basel III capital accords.

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Basel framework keeps growing more complex

12/26/18

While much of the debate of the past decade has focused on the Dodd-Frank Act, changes to Basel capital standards have played a big role in adding to the regulatory burden.

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