Federal Reserve issues technical fix to market-risk capital rule to conform with Basel III

December 12, 2013

By Bora Yagiz, Compliance Complete

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) – The Federal Reserve Board issued a final rule that makes technical changes to the Board’s market-risk capital rule to align it with the Basel III revised capital framework adopted by the Board earlier this year.

The market-risk capital rule is used by banking organizations with significant trading activities to calculate regulatory capital requirements for market risk. Technical changes include the following:

  • modifications by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development regarding country risk classifications;
  • modification on the definition of a covered position;
  • clarifications regarding the criteria for determining whether underlying assets are delinquent for certain traded securitization positions; and
  • clarifications on disclosure deadlines.

Each of these changes makes the market risk capital rule consistent with the revised capital framework that will come into effect in January 2015.

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