Fed governor says Reserve will compare risk sensitivity with burden on smaller banks

Addressing the proposed revisions to US regulatory capital rules, Bies pointed out that as Basel I has become increasingly inadequate for large, internationally active banks, its capital requirements have over the past decade begun to deviate substantially from the risk profiles of large, complex organisations.

In addition to making regulatory capital measures more meaningful, Basel II will make the financial system safer by substantially improving risk management at banks. “We have already

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