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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Agencies Issue FAQs on HVCRE, Other Basel III Issues

Responding to concerns from the banking industry about the application of the Basel III regulatory capital requirements, the financial agencies issued much-needed clarifications through frequently asked questions on the rule.

The FAQs cover the definition of capital, high-volatility commercial real estate exposures, other real estate and off-balance sheet exposures, separate account and equity exposures to investment funds, qualifying central counterparty, credit valuation adjustment and other topics.

For example, with regard to HVCRE, the FAQs clarified what loans can be exempted from the HVCRE definition, under what circumstances loans can avoid HVCRE classification and certain definitions related to HVCRE designations.

Read the FAQs.

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