End-Game Standards in the End-Time

As we previously noted, the U.S. banking agencies will finally, finally, finally get around to proposing their version of the Basel IV capital rules more recently dubbed the “end-game” standards.  These will come with new, unique U.S. fillips due to the tough approach to big-bank capital announced by Fed Vice Chairman Barr strongly supported by Acting Comptroller Hsu and FDIC Chairman Gruenberg along with staff at all three agencies who have been doing this a long time and seen more than a financial crisis or two.  This report identifies key mortgage-finance issues with strategic impact along with what’s to become of them in the end-game.