Fed gets a pasting over capital rules

New York-based JP Morgan Chase said the proposals contained in the advance notice of proposed rulemaking published on October 20, 2005 created an "additional regulatory burden" for banks adopting Basel II. "We are strongly opposed to the use of Basel IA capital calculations as a floor for Basel II capital," said the firm in its response letter to the US banking agencies. It attacked the proposals for heaping additional compliance costs and complexity on Basel II firms, and for being a "hybri