Fed lets up on leverage rules

US financial regulators have proposed new rules that would make it easier for banks to be active in business such as repo and clearing, which were hit hard by post-crisis tightening of leverage ratios.

  • By Nell Mackenzie
  • 12 Apr 2018


The Federal Reserve Board and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) have proposed a rule that would cut the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio (eSLR) to a combination of half of a bank’s G-SIB (global systemically important bank) surcharge and 3%.

Currently US G-SIBs have a ...

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