Q&A: Christian Clausen on bank capital, systemic risk buffers and bail-in debt

Hitting the buffers


Three years after post-crisis reform efforts started in earnest, big questions remain about how the new regime will work, says Christian Clausen, chief executive of Nordea – not least how the new bank capital levels will interact with the embryonic recovery and resolution framework that is supposed to tackle the problem of too-big-to-fail institutions.

In theory, the capital rules reduce the chances of a big bank getting into trouble, while the recovery and resolution regime ensures taxpayers ar

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