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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Fed to Vote April 8 on Leverage Ratio

The Federal Reserve Board has scheduled a vote on the supplementary leverage ratio proposal for April 8. The agencies have proposed doubling the supplementary leverage ratio for large, systemically significant financial firms, in addition to the Basel III capital requirements finalized earlier this year.

The rule, which applies to bank holding companies with over $700 billion in assets (or with over $10 trillion in assets under custody) and their subsidiaries, would require banks to meet a 6% supplementary leverage ratio — double the ratio required under Basel III — in order to be considered “well-capitalized” for prompt corrective action purposes.

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