US Basel endgame hits clearing with op risk capital charges

Dealers also fret about unlevel playing field compared with requirements in the EU

op risk charge weight

US swap dealers are warning that the Basel III endgame proposals will disincentivise the provision of clearing, with operational risk capital charges a particular culprit. Other rules could also place their non-cleared derivatives business at a disadvantage relative to their European competitors.

The Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Comptroller of the Currency issued a proposed rulemaking on July 27 for a final round of bank capital requirements, known as the Basel III

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