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Capital requirements for banks

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CRD/CRR

Banks and credit institutions, like other financial market operators, are required to meet certain capital requirements and other prudential standards in order to ensure their resilience, particularly during times of market stress. Following the financial crisis, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision updated its global standards (Basel III) which then had to be enshrined in law by legislators and regulators. For EU member states, the implementation of these international standards on capital requirements comes through EU legislation under the various iterations of the Capital Requirements framework (the Directive CRD and the Regulation CRR).

How does it affect private equity?

The prudential regime applying to banks has an impact on the price and availability of the services that banks can provide to their clients, including private equity and infrastructure investments. Article 132 of the Capital Requirements Regulation determines the risk weightings that apply to banks’ investments in funds under the standard model. Recent European Banking Authority (EBA) Guidelines clarified that investments in private equity and venture capital funds are not covered in Article 128 of CRR, despite the reference to private equity in this Article.

CRD/CRR library

Positions & consultation responses

Response to EBA Guidelines on CRD/CRR high-risk exposures

16 Jul 2018
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to Capital Markets Union Mid-Term Consultation

17 Mar 2017
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to BCBS Consultation on Step-In Risk

17 Mar 2016
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to European Commission Call for Evidence on EU Regulatory Framework for Financial Services

31 Jan 2016
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to EBA Consultation on Sound Remuneration Policies (CRD IV)

04 Jun 2015
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Positions & consultation responses

EVCA-PAE Response to Green Paper on Capital Markets Union

13 May 2015
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Positions & consultation responses

EC Green Paper on Capital Markets Union

18 Feb 2015
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Publication

Response to the Consultative Document “Capital Requirements for Banks’ Equity Investments in Funds"

04 Oct 2013
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