ECB Provides Temporary Relief For Capital Requirements For Market Risk
The European Central Bank (ECB) announced (click to view the content) a temporary reduction in capital requirements for market risk, by allowing banks to adjust the supervisory component of these requirements.
The measure aims to:
- Maintain banks’ ability to provide market liquidity and to continue market-making activities
- Temporarily reduce a supervisory measure for banks (the qualitative market risk multiplier)
This decision will be reviewed after six months on the basis of observed volatility.