G-Sibs fret as Fed mulls including surcharges in CCAR

US banks worry as surcharges are excluded from CCAR in 2016 but could be factored in from 2017

G-Sibs could head for the capital markets exit

Concern is mounting among the largest US banks that the capital surcharges they must hold as globally systemically important banks (G-Sibs) will be factored into the Federal Reserve's stress tests – an outcome that would place an "intolerable" capital burden on G-Sibs and may force some to retrench from capital markets businesses.

"There is a real cognitive dissonance here when the Fed is expressing concern about liquidity in capital markets while mulling combining two measures that would

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