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Dimon Sets The Tone As JPMorgan Beats On NII, FICC In Solid Quarter

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  1. vicissitude

    Too Big To Fail Banks (like Goldman and JPM) are still having trouble with long-term debt are reported relative to risk-weighted assets (RWA) — at least that’s what their SEC filings indicate, but help is on the way to help banks become riskier:

    New watered down Dodd-Frank change: The Federal banking agencies (Federal Reserve, OCC, FDIC) jointly proposed to amend their capital rules to require certain large banking organizations to deduct from regulatory capital certain investments in unsecured debt instruments issued by foreign or U.S. global systemically important banking organizations (GSIBs) to meet their minimum Long Term Debt (LTD) or Total Loss Absorbing Capacity (TLAC) requirements (together Covered Debt).* Such investments in GSIB debt are presently subject to a risk-weight of 100 percent and are not deducted from regulatory capital. The proposed rule is intended to reduce interconnectedness and systemic risk. (how?)

    “*”Covered Debt: Covered Debt subject to the deduction from regulatory capital would include eligible debt securities under the TLAC Rule that do not qualify as Tier 2 capital, and instruments that are pari passu or subordinated to such eligible securities, issued by the top-tier holding company of a U.S. GSIB or the top tier U.S. intermediate holding company (IHC) of a foreign GSIB …

    Prior Dodd-Frank before trump admin: As shown in the table, Forum members are required to issue long-term debt in amounts between 8.0% and 13.4% of RWA, which compares to the total capital outstanding of Forum members that ranges between 15.2% and 21.6% of RWA. Accordingly, the long-term debt required by the TLAC rule is significant and makes an important contribution to the overall financial resilience of Forum members. The final column of the table reports the sum of long-term debt and equity capital or “Total Loss Absorbing Capacity,” which ranges between 23.9% and 34.9% of RWA. While total loss absorbing capacity is not directly comparable to equity capital, it does provide an appropriately broader measure of loss-bearing capacity that is informative about Forum members’ ability to withstand financial shocks.

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