Posts Tagged ‘capital requirement’

An Industry Win Over Liquidity Buffers

Chalk up a victory for the financial services industry last weekend in its resistance to higher capital requirements under Basel III. Institutions would still have to maintain significant buffers to prevent another round of government bailouts, but they could dip into these high-quality assets when times get tough enough. “During a period of stress, banks [...]

Meeting the Market’s Standardized Standards

Big banks lost more ground this week when a report by international regulators found that higher capital requirements would not drastically impair growth. The Bank for International Settlements in Basel stated Monday that a one percentage point surcharge increase would slow annual growth by less than 0.01 percentage points over eight years. In short, the [...]