Fed outlines simplified capital regime

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The Federal Reserve unveiled proposals on April 10 designed to simplify its bank capital regime while easing the burden on smaller firms and improving risk sensitivity.

Under the plans, which are open for consultation, a new “stress capital buffer” would link banks’ individual capital requirements to their performance in the Fed’s stress testing.

At the same time, by merging many of the requirements for “stress capital” with those for “non-stress capital”, the Fed says the new regime would cut

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