Proportionality in bank regulation: striking the right balance

Careful analysis is required when making any proportionality adjustments in the EU single rule book


In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) finalised a first round of regulatory reforms to respond to shortcomings of the international banking system and the regulatory framework.1 These initial Basel III reforms have improved the quality and quantity of regulatory capital, through a greater focus on going-concern loss-absorbing capital, to withstand losses, also in times of stress. They enhanced risk capture, including standards for

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