Basel Committee continues to reject equity for the LCR

Equities do not have the necessary characteristics to be included in the liquidity coverage ratio, says general secretary Stefan Walter – but some banks disagree


Hopes by some banks that the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision may eventually extend the list of eligible assets under the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) to include certain equities appear to be dashed, with general secretary of the Basel Committee, Stefan Walter, insisting these instruments do not have the necessary characteristics to be included.

"This issue is not being discussed in the committee. While we recognise that certain equities are liquid, high-quality liquid assets in the LCR

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