Regulators may keep it simple for Sifi selection

A simple model for identifying systemically important financial institutions has been agreed, say regulators

Basel Committee

Capital surcharges for big banks are closer to becoming a reality, as regulators work on a package of measures designed to tackle the problem of financial institutions that are too big to fail. The surcharges should further strengthen the capital base of larger banks, but can only be applied once a more fundamental problem has been solved – working out which banks should attract the charge.

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision recently agreed a methodology for identifying systemically

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