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In a lengthy farewell speech today as his tenure on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors comes to a close, former Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles outlined several “further refinements to the bank supervisor and regulatory framework” that still need to be made in the near term, including further calibration of leverage capital standards.


Financial regulatory reforms implemented since the last crisis, including the Basel III framework, helped the global financial system absorb shocks related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report released by the Basel, Switzerland-based Financial Stability Board today.


A new analysis by the Financial Stability Board of the global post-financial crisis regulatory framework found that the regulatory reforms did not have “material and persistent negative effects on [small and medium enterprise] financing in general,” though some of the more stringent risk-based capital requirements may have slowed the pace of financing or caused credit conditions to tighten at the banks capitalized the least before the crisis in some locales.

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