Fed official voices support for simpler capital regime

US regulators may consider combining some capital ratios into a single measure

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US regulators may consider reducing the number of capital ratios

A senior supervisor at the US Federal Reserve has admitted that banks may be subject to “too many” capital ratios – but that it was difficult for regulators to agree on which ones to dump in pursuit of a simpler capital regime.

“Everyone has their favourite one, so it becomes very difficult to reduce. I think some things that might be considered are combining some of the measures into a single one,” said David Lynch, deputy associate director in the division of supervision and regulation at the

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