The impact of IAS/IFRS on banks' regulatory capital and main balance sheet items

14 February 2006

The introduction of IAS/IFRS has been a source of concern to supervisory authorities, notably because of fears that these standards could jeopardise the criteria that regulatory own funds have to fulfil. CEBS subsequently undertook an analysis of a sample of institutions' financial data to determine whether the supervisory concerns are justified and to what extent the Guidelines on prudential filters are effective.

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