Raft of changes could shrink Basel III liquidity buffers

Basel Committee estimates liquid asset shortfall could be cut by 14% if a menu of potential changes is adopted


Banks will find it easier to comply with a new global liquidity standard if the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision ratifies a host of amendments currently being discussed by its working group on liquidity. An impact study carried out by the group, and described to Risk by a source close to the process, shows the total shortfall in the industry's buffer of liquid assets would be cut by 14% if changes to the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) are implemented in full.

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