Tag Archives: Basel III

ABA Calls for Simplified Capital, Liquidity Standards

Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee today, ABA EVP Wayne Abernathy made the case for reducing the complexity of capital and liquidity rules, which he said would not only enhance bank supervision and management, but benefit bank customers.

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ABA Suggests Improvements for Basel Operational Risk Capital Calculation

In its response to the Basel committee’s consultative document on a standardized measurement approach for calculating operational risk capital, ABA today supported the replacement of the existing internal models-based advanced measurement approach with a simpler, standardized calculation of operational risk capital that does not appreciably increase overall capital requirements.

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ABA Letter Highlights Effects of Regulation on Treasury Market

In a comment letter to the Department of Treasury today, ABA and the ABA Securities Association applauded the department’s efforts to review the structure and function of the U.S. Treasury market and encouraged Treasury to fully examine the effects of the current regulatory environment on both market activity and bank customers.

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Hoenig Pitches Regulatory Relief Plan Again

Speaking at the agency’s community banking conference today, FDIC Vice Chairman Thomas Hoenig again offered a “legislative remedy” for excessive and ill-tailored regulatory burden for banks engaged in what he called “traditional banking activities,” which would encompass most community banks and some regional banks as well.

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ABA Asks Basel Committee to Withdraw Step-In Risk Proposal

In a comment letter today, ABA called on the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to withdraw a proposal to set a global regulatory capital requirement to address “step-in” risk -- that is, the risk a bank would provide financial support to nonbank financial entities in times of market stress beyond or in absence of any contractual obligations.

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Hensarling Previews Regulatory Reform Plan

Speaking today at ABA’s Government Relations Summit, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) offered a preview of a financial regulatory reform plan that he expects to unveil soon.

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