On November 12, 2014, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (“Basel Committee”) published two reports for the G20 Leaders on: (i) measures to reduce excessive variability in banks’ regulatory capital ratio; and (ii) implementation of the Basel III regulatory reforms. The Basel Committee is taking steps to improve consistency and comparability in bank capital ratios by revising the standardized approaches for calculating regulatory capital ratios and reducing modeling choices when determining estimates of credit, market and operational risk-weighted assets. The second report on the implementation of the Basel III standards confirms that  all Basel Committee members have now implemented risk-based capital regulations, and that the adoption of Basel III regulations for liquidity and leverage ratios for G-SIBs, as well as domestic systemically important banks, is now taking place.

The reports are available at: http://www.bis.org/bcbs/publ/d298.pdf