Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

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Mondo Visione  Jul 5  Comment 
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has yesterday published a report for the G20 Leaders at their Summit in Hamburg on 7-8 July. The report is an update on the implementation of Basel III regulatory reforms since the Committee's last...
Mondo Visione  Jun 22  Comment 
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision introduced the countercyclical capital buffer (CCyB) policy as part of the Basel III reforms. The countercyclical capital buffer aims to ensure that banking sector capital requirements take account of...
Reuters  Nov 29  Comment 
The Basel Committee, which sets the standard for global banking regulation, made "great progress" in meetings on Monday and Tuesday in Chile, said William Coen, the committee's secretary general.
Mondo Visione  Jan 14  Comment 
The Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA), the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) have issued the following statement on the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB)...
Financial Times  Jan 14  Comment 
Amount banks must hold against trading books will be on average 40% higher than at present
Mondo Visione  Dec 11  Comment 
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) released today a consultative document on Criteria for identifying simple, transparent and comparable securitisations. The...
Banking Business Review  Jan 8  Comment 
The Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS), the governing body of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, has endorsed the amendments to the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) as a minimum standard.
Mondo Visione  May 4  Comment 
This consultative document sets out a revised market risk framework and proposes a number of specific measures to improve trading book capital requirements. These proposals reflect the Committee's increased focus on achieving a regulatory...




 
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The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is a standing committee established in 1974 by the central bank governors of the G-10. Its purpose is to formulate broad supervisory guidelines and standards for the banking sector under the expectation that authorities in member nations and other countries will take reasonable steps to implement them. Although the committee does not have any legal jurisdiction over the national governments and central banks to which it makes recommendations, its standards are well regarded and widely followed in the international banking and finance community. The committee meets four times a year and is best known for its Basel II Capital Framework, Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision and Basel Concordat on Cross-Border Banking Supervision.

Sub-Committees

The committee's work is carried out in 4 main sub-committees.

  • Standards Implementation Group
  • Policy Development Group
  • Accounting Task Force
  • International Liaison Group

Member Nations

The committee has 27 member nations. They are: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States

See also

Basel II

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