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Financial Reforms – How a Rule is Made

Dodd-Frank – Agencies

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve SystemReg Reform Site Federal Trade Commission
Commodity Futures Trading CommissionReg Reform Site Financial Stability Oversight CouncilReg Reform Site
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau National Credit Union Administration
Farm Credit Administration Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Federal Deposit Insurance CorporationReg Reform Site Securities and Exchange CommissionReg Reform Site
Federal Housing Finance Agency Treasury DepartmentReg Reform Site

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Basel III

Basel III: Capital (June 2011)
Basel III: Liquidity (January 2013)     

“Basel III” is a comprehensive set of reform measures, developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, to strengthen the regulation, supervision and risk management of the banking sector. These measures aim to:

  • improve the banking sector’s ability to absorb shocks arising from financial and economic stress, whatever the source
  • improve risk management and governance
  • strengthen banks’ transparency and disclosures.

The reforms target:

  • bank-level, or microprudential, regulation, which will help raise the resilience of individual banking institutions to periods of stress.
  • macroprudential, system wide risks that can build up across the banking sector as well as the procyclical amplification of these risks over time.

These two approaches to supervision are complementary as greater resilience at the individual bank level reduces the risk of system wide shocks.

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