Bank Capital Forum 2017: Watch the throne

Author: | Published: 28 Jun 2017

Political and regulatory appointments could drastically alter the bank capital landscape on both sides of the Atlantic

Bank capital is facing uncertain times, and political currents in both the US and Europe could have a huge impact on the industry, according to speakers at this year's IFLR forum on the topic.

Brexit, Trump's election and the threat to harmonisation are of chief concern. In the case of a hard Brexit, and a failure to secure a meaningful deal or equivalence, the UK could opt out of Capital Requirements Directive 4 (CRD). The UK would still be subject to Basel III. But although similar, there are slight differences in the way quality of capital is measured in CRD IV in...



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