Although the main elements are in place, reform of the banking sector is ongoing. In particular the Basel Committee’s ongoing ‘Basel IV’ revisions of the standardised and internal approaches to risk-weighting, including the standardised approach to credit and market risks and the introduction of new capital floors, are resulting in a high degree of uncertainty in the sector. Other ongoing uncertainties include a number of elements of the bank recovery and resolution framework which are still subject to further development and implementation, in particular the setting of the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL), and the finalisation under Basel III and the Capital Requirements Directive and Regulation (CRD IV/CRR) of the calibration of the minimum leverage ratio and net stable funding requirements.
Despite these uncertainties, the post-crisis regulatory reform agenda for the banking sector is slowly nearing completion. Indeed, in the past year the first signs of ‘regulatory easing’ and stocktaking could be seen, most notably in the form of the announced set of proposals under the Capital Markets Union and the Commission’s call for evidence on the consistency and coherence of the financial legislation adopted in response to the financial crisis.
This seventh edition of The Banking Regulation Review contains contributions by authors covering 39 jurisdictions, as well as chapters on international initiatives and developments at the level of the European Union.
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The Banking Regulation Review, 7th Edition, published in May 2016.
Editor: Jan Putnis
Published by Law Business Research Ltd.