Basel III regulatory consistency assessment (Level 2). Assessment of Basel III regulations - Switzerland

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25 June 2013
Status:  Current

Through its Regulatory Consistency Assessment Programme (RCAP), the Basel Committee monitors the timely adoption of regulations by its members, assesses their consistency with the Basel framework and analyses the quality of intended regulatory outcomes. The RCAP also helps member jurisdictions to identify deviations from the Basel framework and assesses their materiality. This report describes the Committee's assessment of the implementation of the Basel capital standards in Switzerland. 

Switzerland has implemented its Basel capital framework with an intention that it conforms closely to the Basel standard. The assessment found the implementation of the International Approach closely aligned with Basel III standards and therefore assessed it as "compliant", the highest possible grade. 11 out of 14 assessed components were found to be "compliant", while three of the components were graded "largely compliant" (definition of capital, credit risk-IRB, and Pillar 3). This is one notch below the highest grade. Although some differences with the Basel framework were found in these three areas, none of the findings were evaluated to be material at this point.