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Basel Simplification to Get Airing in Austria

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Simplification of the Basel capital rules the topic of my first post will get a full airing at the Salzburg Global Seminar's upcoming confab.

The focus of the three-day conference is actually shadow banking but there will be an after-dinner debate among participants on Aug. 20 that hits squarely on whether Basel III gets it right.

From a note sent to participants: "Debates in Salzburg are a participation sport and we are looking for volunteers to get up and speak in front of the group, either in favor of the current system of risk weighted assets, which seems to lead to remarkably different results from bank to bank or in favor of the simple leverage ratio, which many view as too simple."

Simplification may be gaining steam.

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