Financial Stability, Governance, Opinion, Prudential

Capital buffers are vital, to a point

By Evgueni Ivantsov
Evgueni Ivantsov, chairman, European Risk Management Council

Despite a limited ability of regulatory capital buffers to prevent future banking failure, US regulators are proposing to increase capital requirements. Decision-makers should note that a capital buffer alone won’t prevent bank failures; sound risk management will.

US banking regulators published their proposal for what is referred to ...

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