Basel III and Beyond - November 2011

The trillion dollar question: Can bail in capital bail out the banking industry?

Bail-in capital is central to the regulatory reform of banks, and can help to restore confidence in the industry.
Regulators and banks now have just one year to make this complex regulation workable, and banks that do it well will have greater competitive advantage over other institutions.

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Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFIs)

Following the package of measures approved by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) to address the "Too big too fail" (TBTF) problem, at the Cannes Summit on November 4 2011, the G-20 endorsed a comprehensive framework to reduce the risks posed by Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFIs).  These policy measures are primarily the result of two consultation documents which the FSB published jointly with the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) in July 2011.

This publication outlines the key policy initiatives relating to global SIFIs, with a focus on global systemically important banks (G-SIBs), and provides initial thoughts on what these measures might mean for clients.

Key message sections:

  • Introduction
  • The measures at a glance
  • Identifying G-SIFIs and measuring systemic importance
  • Common data template for G-SIFIs
  • Effective resolution of SIFIs
  • What comes next?
  • Conclusion
  • Additional information