Category Archives: Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) is a committee of banking supervisory authorities that was established by the central bank governors of the Group of Ten countries in 1974. It provides a forum for regular cooperation on banking supervisory matters.

Basel Committee guidelines on back testing and stress testing

Basel Capital Accord OF 2003 released by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) envisages a three-pillar approach to risk management under which the first pillar signifies total minimum capital requirement for credit, market and operational risks. To determine the minimum capital requirement for an approach, subject to certain minimum conditions and disclosure requirement may Continue Reading »

Basel II & Risk Management

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision [BCBS], is a committee of central banks and bank supervisors / regulators from major industrialized countries, that meets every three months at the Bank for International Settlement [BIS] in Basel, to provide broad policy guidelines that each country’s supervisors can use to determine their own supervisory policies. The Basel Committee Continue Reading »

Basel frame work impact on the banks

In addition to the work on capital standards, particular supervisory questions which the Committee has addressed include the supervision of bank’s foreign exchange positions, the management of banks international lending (i.e. country risk ), the management of bank’s off –balance –sheet exposures, the prevention of criminal use of the banking system, the supervision of large Continue Reading »

Basel framework on capital adequacy

1.    INTRODUCTION The Basel Committee was established as the Committee on Banking Regulations and Supervisory  Practices by the Central Bank Governors of the Group of Ten countries  at  the end of 1974  in the aftermath  of serious disturbances in International  Currency and Banking markets. The first meeting took place in February, 1975 and meetings have Continue Reading »