Tier one capital
Indian banks are in need of regulatory compliant capital instruments – but domestic investors are wary
New technical specifications on Solvency II’s capital requirements make some significant changes to the way insurers calculate their own funds, but they also leave some unanswered questions. Louie Woodall...
This handy guide reviews the various steps banks are taking to improve their risk management techniques, looking at the benefits and pitfalls of each one.
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Swedish regulators believe risk weights for mortgages at the country’s big four lenders are too low, and are due to announce a mechanical fix – possibly a combination of floors and multipliers. Banks are worried about the incentives that creates....
Credit Suisse is trying to halve risk-weighted assets for its fixed-income division. That has been painful work – businesses and clients have been cut – but Gaël de Boissard says the bank is now closer to having a Basel III-compliant franchise than...
Aircraft and shipping firms are finding it harder to obtain bank loans – in part because of Basel III. Funds and other non-bank lenders are ready to take up some of the slack, but some companies may not be able to access this new source of cash. By...
Aircraft, shipping and project finance all set to lose out as banks seek to constrain capital consumption, panellists warn
BlackRock chief calls for perpetual preferred shares to be counted towards Tier I capital at Europe's banks
After initially embracing CoCos, regulators’ ardour seems to have cooled – with some banks fearing excess caution could limit a promising source of bank capital. But even without a further supervisory push, investor demand for bail-in protection can...
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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