The phased rollout of Basel III from next year is forcing banks to make significant changes to their businesses. Higher capital requirements are encouraging firms to shed risk-weighted assets and withdraw from certain capital-intensive business lines entirely.
In addition, the introduction of two new liquidity ratios will fundamentally alter how banks manage their assets and liabilities and report their liquidity positions - presenting a number of challenges in terms of implementation.
This webinar features a panel of industry experts, who discuss the steps the banking sector is taking now - and the issues that still need to be tackled.
The questions below are just some of those the panel addresses:
• How are banks altering their strategies in response to Basel III?
• Which activities are banks pulling back from as a result of Basel III?
• What are the main drivers?
Funding and liquidity
• Are the liquidity rules expected to be implemented in their current form? Where might potential changes be made? What is the timeline?
• What are the challenges in implementing the Basel III liquidity requirements?
• What is the experience of firms in this area?
• Moorad Choudhry, Treasurer, corporate banking division, Royal Bank of Scotland
• Adrian Docherty, Head of bank advisory for fixed income, BNP Paribas
• Patricia Jackson, Partner, head of financial regulatory advice EMEIA, Ernst & Young
• Moderator - Nick Sawyer, editor-in-chief, Risk