WFE piles pressure on leverage ratio for clearing

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) on Friday said that the leverage ratio should recognise the exposure-reducing nature of initial margin, becoming the latest body to call for change on the issue.

  • By Costas Mourselas
  • 07 Sep 2018

The leverage ratio is a risk-neutral backstop to the rest of the Basel III capital framework. It is a measure of the ratio of tier one capital to total bank exposure. 

Regulators across the globe have complained in the past year about the leverage ratio and its uncomfortable relationship ...

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