On November 13, 2015, the Basel Committee published a report to the G20 Leaders, providing an update on finalizing its post-crisis reforms, reviewing the work it has carried out to strengthen the international regulatory framework for banks since the global financial crisis. The report states that the Basel Committee has made good progress in finalizing its post-crisis reforms, which include: (i) carrying out a consultation on proposed revisions to the standardized approaches for credit risk, market risk and operational risk as well as on the design of a capital floor based on these standardized approaches; (ii) finalizing the revised Pillar 3 disclosure requirements; and (iii) completing its analysis and monitoring of the drivers of variability of risk-weighted assets in the banking book and trading book. The Basel Committee also published a second report to the G20 Leaders, providing an update on the implementation of Basel III standards since its 2014 progress report to the G20 Leaders. The report states that all member jurisdictions have implemented the Basel III risk-based capital regulations and that almost all member jurisdictions have implemented final rules on the liquidity coverage ratio. Work remains ongoing for the adoption of the Basel III standards for the leverage ratio and the net stable funding ratio. The Basel Committee aims to finalize the remaining core elements of the global bank regulatory reform agenda by the end of 2016.

The reports are available at: http://www.bis.org/press/p151113.htm