On November 9, 2015, the Basel Committee published a consultation paper on TLAC holdings, setting out the proposed prudential treatment of investments in TLAC-qualifying instruments by both G-SIBs and non-G-SIBs that are subject to the Basel Committee's standards. The consultation proposes that banks deduct their holdings of TLAC instruments from their regulatory capital, subject to certain thresholds, and seeks to limit contagion within the financial system should a G-SIB enter into resolution. The consultation also sets out revisions that are required to the text of Basel III, specifying how G-SIBs must take on board TLAC requirements when calculating regulatory capital buffers. Comments are due by February 12, 2016.
The consultation paper is available at: http://www.bis.org/bcbs/publ/d342.pdf