Author(s): Rym Ayadi, Giovanni Ferri
Subject: Single resolution mechanism, European policies
Date published: July 13, 2016

Using a comprehensive sample of European banks by business model, ownership structure and systemic footprint, Pr. Rym Ayadi (IRCCF Director) and Pr. Giovanni Ferri (member of the IRCCF Scientific Board) calculate MREL requirements based on three hypotheses: i) 18% of RWA; ii) 6.75% of LRE; iii) EBA- RTS. The maximum of i) and ii) TLAC prescription – reveals different requirements across business models/ownership structures not in favour of traditional banking. Variations are reduced somewhat with EBA RTS and an 8% floor. Shocking banks in respect of tail risk events suggests that currently envisaged MREL levels might be insufficient for a smooth resolution for banks. The paper is published by the European Parliament.

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This material was originally published in a paper provided at the request of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament and commissioned by the Directorate-General for Internal Policies of the Union and supervised by its Economic Governance Support Unit (EGOV). The opinions expressed in this document are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the European Parliament. The original paper is available on the European Parliament’s webpage. © European Union, 2016. Copyright remains with the European Union at all times.

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