Basel III was developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in response to deficiencies revealed by the global financial crisis, and represents the biggest regulatory change that the banking industry has seen in decades. The new accord strengthens bank capital requirements and introduces new regulatory requirements on bank liquidity and leverage. Its consequences will run far and deep.
This book considers the practical actions that banks should be taking and gives detailed guidance on the systems and controls changes that banks will need to address. The rationale behind the new framework is explained, and each aspect of the new accord is covered in detail, giving readers an understanding of the changes and what they will mean in practice.
The book goes beyond Basel III to consider related reforms, such as changes to recovery and resolution (what banks should do when they are at risk of failing or when they have failed) and parallel developments in accounting rules and taxation. It also considers implications for areas such as strategy, supervision and the economy.
This is a practitioner’s guide that aims to address the new realities of a Basel III world, and will be essential reading for all those concerned with the impact of the new regulation on the banking industry.
For a copy of the book please speak to your usual PwC contact or by ordering through the Sweet & Maxwell website at www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk.