History of the Basel Accord

History of the Basel Accord

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, there was an unprecedented overhaul of the global framework regulating the banking system. Sukhy explains this regulatory framework and discusses the strengths and weaknesses of Basel I and II that ultimately led to the current version - Basel III.
Overview

The Basel Committee is responsible for setting a global standard for banks to follow. Their regulations require banks to maintain certain ratios or amounts of capital in order to ensure that the world economy is not at risk of a crisis.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the background and need for the Basel Committee

  • Define the earlier versions of the Basel Accord and how Basel has progressed its measures

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Sukhy Kaur

Sukhy Kaur

Sukhy has spent over 11 years working in investment banking. She started her career at Barclays Capital and then went onto join the hybrid capital desk at Credit Agricole, focusing on structuring and the initial regulatory developments of Basel 3. Continuing in the structuring space, she moved to the Capital Solutions desk at UBS Investment Bank.

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