CMBS issuers in dark about how much capital to hold against risk retention exposures
Difficulties gathering data plague efforts to determine correlation between private and publicly traded assets
Collapse in sterling expected to see in-flight deals renegotiated
EU lenders say both EBA proposals would distort capital requirements
Firms cherry-pick opportunities as they step in to fill the hole opened by capital-strapped banks
Deputy comptroller gives sneak-preview of possible systemic threats that will be highlighted in a forthcoming OCC report
Attendees at ACT conference raise concerns about increased lending costs after Bank of England’s Tucker argues for powers to raise sectoral capital levels
A foot on the property ladder
The US banking system at risk from commercial real estate woes, the IMF’s first Financial Sector Assessment Programme says
Less volatile than equities and on offer in a variety of forms and available in either growth or income style, commercial property has made a low-key return to the investment world. As property values recover, access comes in the form of exchange-traded...
Despite early signs the US recession may be over, the short-term future for many of the country’s small and medium-sized banks looks grim as they struggle to deal with mounting losses on whole loan portfolios. By Rob Davies
US banks face rising losses and continuing economic stress, with little reason for optimism in their second-quarter results, analysts say.
Members of the US House of Representatives have proposed a bill that would place Congress firmly in control of the nation's Basel II debate.
Small and medium-sized US banks will be hit hard by the treatment of commercial real estate under the proposed revisions to the Basel Accord, according to Sarah Moore, chief operating officer of the Colonial Bank Group, a regional US bank, at Congressional...
The current Basel proposals could lead to the global spread of the type of systemic loan loss problems Japan is now experiencing, argues John Frye of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.