Weil’s Peter King and Heath Tarbert have written an overview of Basel III in Aspen Publishers’ May 2011 Banking and Financial Services Policy Report: A Journal on Trends in Regulation and Supervision.

The article highlights the major aspects of Basel III and outlines how these regulatory changes will likely impact financial institutions around the world. In so doing, the article focuses on the following goal-driven features of Basel III:

  • Acknowledging the Shortcomings of Basel I & Basel II
  • Increasing the Quality and Quantity of Capital
  • Establishing Additional Buffers
  • Introducing a Leverage Ratio
  • Managing Counterparty Risks
  • Improving Liquidity
  • Dealing with SIFIs
  • Implementing Basel III

Click here for the full-text PDF of the article..

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