Trading book fears grow as rules enter home straight

Hedging threatened by treatment of liquidity and diversification, critics claim

William Coen, Basel Committee: still looking to December 2015 deadline

The official line on long-awaited new trading book capital rules is that they will not be awaited for very much longer. Regulators will weigh up the findings of a new quantitative impact study (QIS), analyse comments on December's third consultative document, and then – hopefully – publish the final rules before the end of the year.

"The current plan is to keep to the December 2015 deadline, although we will be mindful of the cumulative effect of all Basel reforms," says William Coen, secretary

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