• Industry: Financial Services, Banking
  • Type: Regulatory update, White paper
  • Date: 04/09/2013

Basel 4 - Emerging from the mist 

Regulators around the world – and the banks themselves – have fast-tracked the implementation of Basel 3 as a safeguard against another financial crisis, raising the capital levels that banks must hold. But there are strong signals that we are already moving beyond this to the emergence of the next iteration of the capital standards framework, or ‘Basel 4’.
Emerging from the mist
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Recent developments are likely to result in three changes that might form the basis of Basel 4:


  • Requiring banks to meet a higher minimum leverage ratio;
  • Restricting the advantages to banks of using internal models to calculate their capital requirements; and
  • Greater disclosure by banks.

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