On April 25, 2016, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published an erratum to its April 2016 consultation paper on proposed revisions to the Basel III leverage ratio framework. The proposals contained in the consultation paper include amendments to: (i) the measurement of derivative exposures by adopting a modified version of the standardized approach for measuring counterparty credit risk exposures; (ii) treatment of regular-way purchases and sales of financial assets so as to achieve consistency across accounting standards; (iii) treatments of provisions; and (iv) credit conversion factors for off-balance sheet items, by aligning them with the standardized approach to credit risk. In addition, the Basel Committee proposes to impose additional requirements on global systemically important banks, setting out various options, including whether the additional requirement should apply uniformly to all G-SIBs or be tailored and whether the form should be a higher minimum requirement or a buffer requirement. Responses to the consultation are still required by July 6, 2016. The Basel Committee intends to finalize the revised leverage ratio requirement in 2016 so as to allow time for its implementation by January 1, 2018.

The erratum is available at: http://www.bis.org/bcbs/publ/d365_errata.pdf and the amended consultation paper is available at: http://www.bis.org/bcbs/publ/d365.pdf