Basel III And The Move Toward Uncommitted Lines Of Credit

Law360, New York (March 23, 2017, 11:12 AM EDT) -- Mark C. Dempsey

Zachary K. Barnett Basel III, a regulatory capital framework for financial institutions, was developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in response to the financial crisis that began in 2008. During the crisis, banks were unable to dig themselves out of financial trouble due to their relative inability to convert assets into cash. In hopes of preventing a reoccurrence of this problem, the Basel Committee created Basel III to better regulate and supervise the financial sector and manage its risk. In so doing, Basel III's reforms target the financial sector on both micro and macro levels....

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