WASHINGTON — International regulators are gearing up to make significant changes to capital requirements over the next few years in a shift so massive that some observers have already begun talking about under a new name: Basel IV.

Over the next three years, regulators are poised to make sweeping alterations to the existing Basel III international accord, including raising the risk-based capital ratio, revising risk weightings, and moving away from model-based assessments as part of a revamp of the capital requirements for operational, market and credit risk.

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