Capital output floors: a tempest in a teapot

The noise surrounding a widely cited 72.5% capital output floor, which is the ratio between how EU regulators calculate a bank’s risk model, is just that, according to several industry sources.

  • By Nell Mackenzie
  • 12 Oct 2017

The output floor, which will be the maximum allowable ratio between how standardised regulatory models calculate a bank’s risk compared to how bank models see that same risk, is irrelevant because the entire structure on which that ratio is built is due to change, they argued.

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