First shots fired in new EU battle over CVA

EBA says "not a viable option" to ignore charge; MEP Ferber warns on business impact

Markus Ferber
Markus Ferber, MEP

It was one of the great tussles of Basel III implementation in Europe, but don't worry if you missed it, a rematch is on the cards.

In the blue corner, still bruised, are the continent's bank supervisors. Like their peers internationally, they believe banks should be holding capital today against future changes in derivatives counterparty risk. In the red corner, wearing sparkly shorts and an unfeasibly large belt, are non-financial companies, which fought for and won an exemption for their

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