August 15, 2023 (NO COMMENTS)

Updated list of closely correlated currencies removes lower fund requirements from 197 pairs

A technical update from the European Banking Authority on how to calculate capital requirements for foreign exchange risk triggered a €700 million ($763 million) increase in Commerzbank’s market risk-weighted assets in Q2. On June 9, the EBA updated the list of so-called closely correlated currencies, reducing the number of pairs subject to a 4% capital charge instead of the standardised 8%. The update lifted the German bank’s market RWAs from €7.6 billion at the end of March to €8.3