Reviving Europe's moribund securitisation market was always going to be difficult, partly due to the harsher capital treatment meted out by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. But proposals being discussed in the European Parliament risk smothering it completely – if they ever see the light of day. By Justin Pugsley
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There is growing exasperation in the banking community regarding the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s desire to reduce variations in bank risk-weighted assets in the name of simplifying comparisons, writes Justin Pugsley.
Among banks and brokers there has been a lot of concern about the EU’s trade reporting obligations, but some recent concessions have made the burden a little easier, writes Justin Pugsley.
The Basel Committee has decided that banks should not be allowed to use internal models to measure capital requirements for operational risk.
The fundamental review of the trading book is due for completion by the end of 2015, but impact studies have thrown up some alarming results.