Basel III Liquidity Level Changes Said to Weaken Rules


Changes to the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) announced on January 6 by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision increase the number and types of securities that banks can use to meet liquidity requirements under Basel III regulation, says an observer of Basel III regulatory developments.

"Now regulators have included allegedly highly rated corporate bonds and mortgage-backed securities (MBSs)," says Mayra Rodríguez Valladares, managing principal of consultancy MRV Associates. "This enables th

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