Letter to Fed governor challenges proposed regulation of foreign banks on the basis of inconsistency with international standards and restrictive liquidity rules
The Federal Reserve is planning a radical departure from traditional supervision by requiring the local offshoots of foreign banks to meet US capital and liquidity rules. Overseas banks are furious –...
When regulators collected data on banks’ operational risk scenarios in 2008, the biggest loss envisaged from a money-laundering breach was €120 million. In December, HSBC had to swallow a $1.9 billion...
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A 58-word footnote in a 33,000-word document might not sound like a big deal – but when it allows unrealised gains and losses on trillions of dollars of bonds to affect bank capital levels, people will sit up and pay attention. And then they will send...
When regulators collected data on banks’ operational risk scenarios in 2008, the biggest loss envisaged from a money-laundering breach was €120 million. In December, HSBC had to swallow a $1.9 billion penalty – just one of a series of huge losses...
Basel III is losing traction. Already hit by implementation delays and a loss of support from senior policy-makers, some US politicians are now calling for a national impact study – mirroring developments that saw Basel II grind to a halt. Michael Watt...
The financial crisis could have been averted if regulators had been allowed to prick the credit bubble as it was inflating – or so claim advocates of macro-prudential supervision. But not everyone agrees. By Laurie Carver
It's not hard to understand the scepticism about risk-weighted asset (RWA) numbers. They can be very different at banks that appear fairly similar and even zip around at the same institution from one period to the next – analysts at Barclays revealed...
As banks get to grips with the business and financial implications of Basel III, the next step for many is to understand how they can develop their banking infrastructure to implement the regulations. Pierre-Etienne Chabanel, Senior Director, Moody’s...
Technology can provide a competitive advantage in banking. How it is applied by Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions, to the benefit for their risk management systems, is discussed.
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