The head of the Philippine central bank explains how Basel III has a “perverse” impact on countries with strong fiscal discipline and why the Sifi designation is less important than rigorous regulation
A blow to client clearing
Updated guidance on foreign exchange settlement risk from the Basel Committee and CPSS was originally expected by the end of 2011, but now has an expanded remit
The scrapping of the level 1 and level 2 distinction for liquid assets is also discussed as the committee reviews the liquidity coverage ratio
Country risk classifications "are not sovereign ratings" says OECD. US regulators last month proposed using them as an alternative to external credit ratings
Fifty-four per cent of respondents say new capital rules for bank exposures to central counterparty default funds makes it unattractive to offer client clearing services
The profits of imbalance
Basel III rules may cause banks to reduce lending, worsening the economic slowdown, warn risk professionals in Asia-Pacific
Basel Committee focuses on cost of protection in attempt to stamp out capital arbitrage, but dealers worry that sound trades will also suffer
The Basel Committee has published rules on the capitalisation of bank CCP exposures and global Sifis in recent months. It will now monitor how the rules are implemented, and tweak calibrations where necessary. Asia Risk talks to a selection of leading...
Risk.net poll: global Sifi status is desirable, say 31% of respondents
EU Polish presidency paper highlights concerns over aspects of the counter-cyclical capital buffer rules under CRD IV
ANZ issues first Australian covered bond following government reforms; covered bonds seen as part of the solution to address liquidity shortage under Basel III
Australia's prudential regulator publishes discussion paper for liquidity reforms under Basel III. In addition, the Reserve Bank of Australia announces further details for its committed liquidity facility to address the liquidity shortage banks will face...
Riksbank governor Stefan Ingves says Sweden will follow Switzerland and UK in implementing higher capital adequacy requirements than Basel III for largest banks; details to be released soon
Changes to bank capital rules on CCP exposures remove the need for bank clients to enter into contractual agreements to port trades to other clearing members
Revised Basel rules provide little capital incentive for clearing members to clear trades on behalf of clients, bankers argue
A recipe for disaster?
Half a world away
“It’s good to have hard deadlines”
Even if CDS contracts are not triggered in Greek restructuring, Basel III's CVA charge ensures the market will live on - but episode raises fresh questions about design of capital framework, dealers say
Adding to Basel III capital levels might have unintended consequences, says former chair of Basel Committee’s standards implementation group
Asia Risk Congress 2011: CCP users need tactical collateral planning due to Basel III capital squeeze
The increasing need for liquid, high grade assets under Basel III capital requirements will likely squeeze liquidity in the types of eligible collateral required by central counterparty (CCP) clearings, meaning end-users of CCPs need to tactically plan...