More risk captured by Basel III leverage ratio, Fitch says

07/23/2013 | Reuters

Two Basel III initiatives should help restore market confidence in banks, Fitch Ratings says. By including off-balance-sheet exposures, the Basel III leverage ratio will likely capture more risks, the firm says. A simplified calculation of risk-weighted assets [RWAs] evaluated in a recent Basel paper should improve analysis of bank capital, Fitch says.

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