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S&P: New accounting rules look set to deflate bank capital ratios

Standard & Poor’s Osman Sattar explains to Global Banking & Finance Review how new accounting rules – IFRS and U.S GAAP – look set to enforce earlier recognition of credit losses, and how bank earnings and capital ratios could become less predictable as a result. He explores the mitigation strategies banks’ management teams may adopt in order to prepare for the hit, and why regional differences are likely to affect the scale of the impact.

Osman Sattar, Director, EMEA Financial Institutions, Standard &Poor's

Osman Sattar, Director, EMEA Financial Institutions, Standard & Poor’s

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