Basel III versus Solvency II : an analysis of regulatory consistency under the new capital standards
Basel III versus Solvency II : an analysis of regulatory consistency under the new capital standards / Daniela Laas, Caroline Franziska Siegel
Sumario: This article provides a critical analysis of the consistency of the standard approaches for market and credit risks under Solvency II and the current and forthcoming Basel III standards. The comparability is assessed both theoretically via a detailed comparison of the capital standards and in a numerical analysis that contrasts the capital charges for a stylized portfolio. Our examination reveals substantial discrepancies in the design of the frameworks. These lead to vastly differing capital requirements for the same risks. Moreover, the analysis indicates higher charges for banks than insurers, especially under the proposed new Basel III standard approaches.