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Capital guidance

ICAEW’s capital ratios guidance is due out after a double consultation. Phillippa Kelly details how it can help you

ICAEW’s project looking at how assurance can help build confidence in banks’ most important metrics – their capital ratios – reaches a major milestone this spring with imminent publication of the technical release Banking regulatory ratios: ICAEW assurance framework.

Banks’ capital requirements and the risk-weighted assets underpinning them continue to be a dominant topic on the minds of investors, regulators and the financial media. With the most recent publications of annual reports and stress test results still front of mind for many, confidence in capital remains paramount, but for some institutions it can seem elusive.