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Asset and Liability Management: The Banker’s Guide to Value Creation and Risk Control, Second Edition by Youssef F. Bissada, Jean Dermine

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Basel II: The Three Pillars

The revised international capital regulations were adopted in June 2004. The key insights of the 239-page document – ‘International Convergence of Capital Measurement and Capital Standards’ – will be discussed in this Stage. For a complete analysis, the reader is invited to download the document from the BIS website (www.bis.org/bcbs). The Basel II regulations will be applied in many countries as of 1 January 2007. But the United States has decided to postpone the process, allowing banks, that qualify, to apply Basel II from 1 January 2008.[1]

[1] If applicable, capital reductions in the USA will only start in 2009.

Basel II includes three pillars:

The first pillar: minimum capital requirements

This defines the methodology ...

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