Leverage and CCP capital proposals will hurt clearing – Risk.net poll

Proposed changes to the Basel III leverage ratio and capital treatment for bank exposures to central counterparties (CCPs) will make it uneconomical to act as a clearing member in Europe, according to 80% of respondents to a Risk.net poll.

The two sets of proposals were released for consultation by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in June, with the comment period closing in September. The revisions to the leverage ratio will essentially require European clearing members – which act as

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