Author Archives: Amarendra Mohan

The Basel Framework and Climate-related Financial Risks

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS or the Basel Committee) has undertaken a lot of work on climate-related financial risks. This blog covers three themes from BCBS’ work on this topic:   The focus on climate-related financial risks (and not the broader environment-, nature-, or ESG-related financial risks).  Addressing climate-related financial risks within the […]

Loss Absorbency of Additional Tier 1 Capital Instruments under Basel III: The Credit Suisse Case

Background: Additional Tier 1 (AT1) Capital Instruments under Basel III During the global financial crisis (2007-2009), several banks had to be rescued through capital injections by their governments which led to supporting not only the depositors but also the investors in Additional Tier 1 (AT1) and Tier 2 regulatory capital instruments. Inadequate loss-absorption by regulatory […]