Higher leverage ratio puts U.S. banks on guard

02/24/2014 | Risk magazine (subscription required)

Facing higher minimums and strict rules about how to calculate them, U.S. banks are concerned that they may have to bear a bigger competitive burden than their overseas rivals, writes Lukas Becker. "The big question is whether the capital levels implied by the [5% to 6% leverage exposure] ratio will also be worse than those generated by the existing, risk-based capital regime," Becker writes.

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