Basel and Fed G-Sib methods pose dual test to US banks

The two methodologies used by US regulators to gauge banks’ systemic threat weight their risks differently, complicating the ability of firms to reduce or cast off applicable capital add-ons, a Risk Quantum analysis shows.

US banks are subject to two methods of measuring their systemic riskiness: Method 1, based on the Basel Committee framework; and Method 2, drafted by the Federal Reserve. Both comprise five systemic indicator categories.

Under Method 1, of the aggregate end-2017 systemic

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