How much Capital is ‘Enough?’ Understanding the New Regulatory Capital Needs of U.S. Financial Institutions

FENG Webinar

01 Aug 2012 02:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m. EDT

Joseph Marano
(212) 336-4316

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On June 12, 2012, the Federal banking agencies formally proposed for comment, in three separate but related proposals, significant changes to the U.S. regulatory capital framework:

  • The Basel III Proposal which applies the Basel III capital framework to almost all U.S. banking organizations;
  • The Standardized Approach Proposal which applies certain elements of the Basel II standardized approach for credit risk weightings to almost all U.S. banking organizations;
  • The Advanced Approaches Proposal which applies changes made to Basel II and Basel III in the past few years to large U.S. banking organizations subject to the advanced Basel II capital framework.

The Basel III and the Standardized Approach Proposals are applicable to all U.S. banks and bank holding companies subject to minimum capital requirements other than “small bank holding companies” (generally bank holding companies with consolidated assets of less than $500 million).

During the webinar the speakers will discuss :

  • Impact of these proposed regulations on sources and uses of funds on both financial and non-financial institutions
  • Overview of the new capital requirements: core elements, minimum requirements and transition periods
  • Components of common equity, additional Tier 1 and Tier 2 capital
  • Regulatory capital adjustments and deductions
  • Elements and consequences of the Standardized Approach risk weights
  • Differences between the proposed rules and Basel III and CRD IV


  • Dwight Smith, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Bruce Lynn, The FENG

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