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Blog: Send the NSFR back to Basel

Aug 28, 2017

One of the recommendations in the report the Treasury Department released in June was for the U.S. banking agencies to delay implementation of the net stable funding ratio (NSFR) requirement until it could be reviewed and recalibrated, noting that it would introduce potentially unnecessary liquidity requirements and duplicate other requirements.  For a whole host of reasons, we encourage the U.S. banking agencies to send the regulation back to Basel for a fundamental reconsideration. 

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Blog: The "Record Profit" Canard

Aug 23, 2017

Recently, one hears opponents of regulatory reform arguing that there is no need for regulatory reform because banks are making "record profits."  The argument is quite puzzling, but we’ve heard it enough to think it deserved a quick response.

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