Commodities firms fear EBA’s ‘inappropriate’ capital charges

Energy lobbying overlooked as proposed regime threatens vigorous demands


European commodities firms have expressed concern that a new prudential regime for investment firms being designed by the European Banking Authority (EBA) will subject them to onerous and unnecessary capital and liquidity requirements.

“We don’t believe this regime is appropriate for commodities firms,” says a regulatory affairs officer at a large European utility. “It doesn’t take into account the specific risks commodities firms face. It’s aimed at financial firms that have different risks to

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