Revisions to the Basel Leverage Ratio — a correction

The previous version of this blog questioned why, when the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued a revision to the Leverage Ratio in January 2014, it had not allowed the netting of collateral in matched positions with the same counterparty. There is a good reason for this and, I am afraid, the previous blog got…

Revisions to the Basel Leverage Ratio

The first details of the Leverage Ratio were released by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in June 2013. The big shock was the exclusion of any form of netting. In January 2014, however, Basel appeared to have relented and issued revisions to the Leverage Ratio that allow limited netting. These changes have been broadly…