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The US federal banking regulators have jointly proposed extensive revisions to the regulatory capital requirements for midsize and larger US banking organizations. While these revisions will affect nearly all credit exposures, securitization exposures will be significantly affected by certain policy choices. Securitizations historically have benefited from highly favorable risk weights (albeit under strictly defined circumstances), and the revisions are expected to make this relief more complicated (and potentially more expensive) to obtain. Some of this is driven by corresponding revisions to international capital standards from 2017, but other aspects are driven by long-term skepticism among US regulators and an unwillingness to be seen as granting concessions to the industry.
Please join Mayer Brown lawyers Stuart Litwin, Christopher Horn, and Matthew Bisanz for a discussion of how the proposed revisions may impact securitization and structured finance.