In this report, we continue our assessment of U.S. election impact, prioritizing action on financial-policy issues where there is evident policy consensus emerging among the Trump Administration, GOP Congressional leadership, and progressive Democrats.  Yesterday, we highlighted significant changes to OLA and FRB emergency-liquidity powers (see Client Report RESOLVE42).  Today, we turn to regulatory capital, most notably the potential for action on a leverage requirement akin to the ten percent one included in Rep. Hensarling’s legislation (see FSM Report REFORM121).  Combined with regulatory-leadership changes (see Client Report ELECTION21) and decisions we expect the FRB soon to finalize (see Client Report ELECTION22), large-bank regulatory capital requirements are likely to rise materially with or without accompanying reductions in regulatory burden.

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