Banks draw up plans for new forms of stress capital

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By Tyler Davies
17 Aug 2017

Over the past five years, banks, regulators and creditors have come to agree on the characteristics of a set of debt capital instruments that, at least in theory, work well for all of them. But recently investment bankers have started to wonder whether or not different structures could do more for the industry. Bank capital could well be on the cusp of yet another shake-up, writes Tyler Davies.

“People have been bringing a lot more proposals in the past two months,” said one European bank treasurer. “Their point is that you could run a bank with less common equity. They think you can free up equity from a stress test point of view and replace it ...

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