Leverage ratio and capital requirement rules have been the subject of debate
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
may increase capital requirements for "outlier banks" without a
significant increase in overall burden, said the
regulator’s secretary general in a speech late on
"I can reiterate that the objective is to
reduce risk-weighted asset variability with a focus on
outliers, while not significantly increasing overall capital
requirements. However, this does not mean that the minimum
capital requirement for all banks will remain the same
– variability in risk weighted assets can only be
reduced if there is some impact on the outlier banks," said
William Coen, secretary general of the Basel Committee on
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