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Categories:
Banking and Financial Services
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

In this podcast, Jeremy Jennings-Mares, a partner at law firm Morrison & Forester, gives the listener an overview of the Basel III framework. The podcast discusses the regulatory capital aspects, including changes to the quantity and quality of capital to be held by banks and explores the concept of common equity Tier 1 and Tier 2 capital. It also examines the capital buffers and loss absorbency criteria introduced by Basel III. Finally, this podcast discusses leverage and liquidity ratios.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Recognise the differences between Basel II and Basel III;
  • Understand the role of Basel III in changing the quantity and quality of capital to be held by banks;
  • Understand the concept of common equity Tier 1 and Tier 2 capital;
  • Be aware of the rules introduced by Basel III regarding capital buffers;
  • Appreciate the new loss absorbency criteria;
  • Know the rules applicable to leverage and liquidity ratios in Basel III.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Legislative Updates
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • Basel III.
Tags:

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision introduced the Basel III framework for banks as a means of addressing perceived weaknesses in Basel II. In this podcast, Jeremy Jennings-Mares looks at the key elements and the changes practitioners need to be aware of in respect of this new framework.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-11-17

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