Coen: leverage ratio hit to clearing due to clashing mandates

William Coen calls for greater parity between the leverage ratio and clearing requirements; he says the Basel Committee plans to finalise the ratio’s level in 2016


The different mandates of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) are partly to blame for the unintended impact of the leverage ratio on banks' client clearing business, and there should be a better balance between the two sets of goals.

That is the view of William Coen, secretary general of the Basel Committee, who spoke at the British Bankers' Association International Banking Conference on October 22.

"A lot of the engagement

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