Capital requirements for bank exposures to central counterparties
The Basel Committee completed its work on the capital treatment of bank exposures to central counterparties, following a collaborative effort between the BCBS, the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (CPSS), and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) to improve upon the interim capital requirements that were published in July 2012. The final standard will take effect on 1 January 2017. The interim requirements will continue to apply until that time.
When developing the final standard, the Basel Committee sought to simplify the interim policy framework and to complement relevant initiatives undertaken by other supervisory bodies, including the CPSS-IOSCO Principles for financial market infrastructures. The Committee also aimed to support broader policy efforts advanced by the G20 leaders and the Financial Stability Board, particularly those relating to central clearing of standardised OTC derivative contracts.