Items Tagged with 'Standardized approach'


  • Tower of Basel

    Mortal that I am, I have been really confused about how US bank regulators -- notably the Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation -- coordinate when they make safety and soundness regulations for US banks.
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  • The New and Improved Cracks in the Bank Capital Framework

    Last week and the week before, the European parliament heard testimony from a number of expert sources on the proposals to revamp Basel 2, the set of banking policies created and maintained by the Switzerland-based Bank of International Settlements (BIS). The set of reforms still under consideration are currently using the working title "Basel 3" -- and like it or not, this change is coming, and coming in ways that will almost certainly effect the global economy, the big banks, and your bottom line.
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