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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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Would raising capital requirements for a rainy day hasten one?

12/13/18

One Federal Reserve governor’s push to use an untapped capital buffer to counteract potential losses is stoking concerns that such a maneuver could spook financial markets.

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Despite isolationist mood, U.S. isn't going it alone on banking rules

12/04/18

Having the Federal Reserve Board’s bank supervision chief at the helm the Financial Stability Board cements U.S. leadership on cross-border regulation.

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FSB names Fed’s Quarles as next chairman

11/26/18

The choice appears to reaffirm U.S. regulators' commitment to the international standards-setting body.

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FDIC unveils long-awaited community bank leverage ratio

11/20/18

The proposed 9% ratio for institutions with less than $10 billion of assets is designed to create a simpler capital regime for small banks.

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Fed's Quarles in line to lead global regulator

11/19/18

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman for Banking Supervision Randal Quarles is expected to succeed Bank of England Governor Mark Carney as chairman of the Financial Stability Board, a key global financial regulator, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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Regulators propose new formula for estimating derivative exposures

10/30/18

The new approach would replace the "current exposure methodology" that banks typically use to calculate what they owe or are owed in swaps, futures or options contracts.

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