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Raising the buffers: how global banks are winning the race to end too-big-to-fail

By Jack Barton

28 April 2017

Raising the buffers: how global banks are winning the race to end too-big-to-fail
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When GRR surveyed counsel to discuss how global banks could hope to keep pace with constantly changing regulations on capital buffers, it soon became clear that the banks’ own innovations aimed at raising loss-absorbing debt have outpaced the rate of reform.