February 4, 2013

Basel 3: Impacts and Opportunities for Superannuation Funds

Basel 3 represents significant regulatory change, with profound impact on the global financial system, including Australia. This publication and related articles look at the likely impacts of Basel 3 and potential opportunities for Superannuation funds.

There are significant interconnections between the banking and superannuation segments of the Australian financial services industry. As such, any regulatory change in either segment is likely to have significant ramifications on the other, and potentially the financial services sector and the broader economy as a whole.

This publication reflects the following series of events that have served to shape the outlook for Basel 3 in the Australian Market:

  • Submission of responses by the Australian Banker Association (ABA) and individual banks to draft standards on funding and liquidity previously published by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA)
  • APRA’s publication of both (i) draft and then (ii) final standards for the capital requirements associated with Counterparty Credit Risk on Derivatives.
  • Finalisation of APRA standards for bank-wide (or macro level) capital requirements
  • Finalisation of standards by some other regulators internationally –such as the Office of Superintendant for Financial Institutions (OSFI) in Canada
  • Further emergence and clarity around other financial regulations – most notably the Dodd Frank Act.

NAB has been pleased to share our views and expectations around Basel 3 with many of our Financial Institutions clients and we have detected a greater level of understanding and preparation for its impacts throughout the market.

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For further insights in to the impact of Basel 3 on Superannuation funds NAB has published a series of articles in ASFA’s Superfunds magazine.

Download the Superfunds articles here:

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