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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Basel Finalizes Limits on Counterparty Exposure

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has released its final framework for measuring and limiting bank exposure to a single counterparty. Under the framework, exposure will be limited to 25% of a bank’s Tier 1 capital. Single counterparty exposure at designated global systemically significant financial institutions will be limited to 15% of Tier 1 capital. The standard, scheduled to take effect in January 2019, is intended to limit losses a bank could face due to the failure of a counterparty or group of interconnected counterparties.

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