Amendment Could Wreak Capital Havoc

Borak, Donna; Landy, Heather; Kaper, Stacy
May 2010
American Banker;5/19/2010, Vol. 175 Issue 77, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the concern by financial institutions regarding a U.S. Senate reform bill amendment that appears to threaten their trust-preferred securities. According to the article, the amendment would give regulators the power to impose strict risk- and size-based capital standards on banks and their holding companies and on financial firms identified as systemically risky. The 1991 law on capital requirements for holding companies that define prompt-corrective action standards is discussed.


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