The future of bank capital


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In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, regulators and governments have agreed to a substantial tightening in the prudential requirements for banks globally. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, through Basel 2.5 and Basel III, will require much larger equity buffers to be utilised to back exposures1,  and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) has agreed even tighter new requirements for global systemically important institutions.


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