Topic: Basel III

Basel III for Dummies

Basel III is the third Basel Accord from Bank of International Settlements. The objective of the Basel III accord is to strengthen the regulation, supervision and risk management of the banking sector. The new rules prescribe how to assess risks, and how much capital...

Basel III: Liquidity Coverage Ratio

To promote short-term resilience of a bank’s liquidity risk profile, the Basel Committee developed the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR). This standard aims to ensure that a bank has an adequate stock of unencumbered  high quality liquid assets (HQLA) which consists of...

Reputational Risk Management

Reputational risk is defined as the current or prospective risk to earnings and capital arising from an adverse perception of financial institutions on the part of existing and potential transactional stakeholders, i.e. clients, trading counterparties, employees,...

An Overview of Basel III Framework

Basel III is a crucial regulatory response to the financial crisis and a major step forward towards creating a stronger and safer financial system. Basel III was developed expressly to reduce both the frequency and intensity of financial crisis. Studies indicate that...

Basel III is simpler and stronger

The Basel Committee’s capital reforms, known as Basel III, substantially raise capital requirements from pre-crisis levels to reduce the probability of bank failures and the associated risks to taxpayers and to financial stability. Recently, much has been made of the...

Basel III Guidelines for India

India’s central bank, Reserve Bank of India, has issued the guidelines for implementation of Basel III capital regulations for banks in India. These guidelines will be effective from January 1, 2013 and the Basel III capital ratios will have to be fully...

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