FSB Designations of Global Systemically Important Banks

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Post-crisis regulation and supervision of the biggest banks by the biggest countries: 

Bank Name1   Designated in 2011 as “G-SIFIs”   Designated in 2012 as “G-SIBs”  Designated in 2013 as “G-SIBs”   Basel III G-SIBs “Bucket”2   Size Rank in 100 Largest Publicly Traded Banking Companies3  
 Bank of Americayes   yes   yes   #210
Bank of Chinayes   yes   yes   #1   13
Bank of New York Mellonyes   yes   yes   #1  65
Groupe BPCEyes   yes   yes    #1  4
Barclays   yes   yes   yes    #3   8
BNP Pariba
yes   yes   yes   #3       4
Citigroup   yes   yes   yes   #3   14
 Credit Suisseyes   yes   yes    #2    24
Deutsche Bankyes   yes   yes   #3   3
Goldman Sachsyes   yes   yes    #2   25
Group Credit Agricoleyes   yes   yes    #2   5
HSBC   yes   yes   yes   #4   2
ING Bankyes   yes   yes   #1   19
JP Morgan Chase yes   yes   yes   #4   7
yes   yes   yes   #2   6
Mizuho FGyes   yes   yes    #1   15
yes   yes   yes   #2   35
Nordeayes   yes   yes   #1   26
Royal Bank of Scotlandyes   yes   yes   yes    
Santander   yes   yes   yes    #2    12
yes   yes   yes    #1   17
State Streetyes   yes   yes   #1   18
Sumitomo Mitsui FGyes   yes   yes   #1   82
UBS   yes   yes   yes   #1   16
yes   yes   yes   #2   22
Wells Fargoyes   yes   yes   #1   23
BBVANO   yes   yes     #1   21
Standard Charter NO   yes   yes   #1   41
Industrial and Commercial Bank of
China Ltd
NO   yes    yes     #128
[Commerzbank]NO   NO   yes        29
[Dexia] yes   NO    NO    n.i.
yes   NO   NO    20

Source: “Who’s in Charge of Fixing the World’s Financial System? The
Un[?]der-Appreciated Lead Role of the G20 and the FSB,” Daniel E. Nolle,
Economics Working Paper, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
(DRAFT November 2013); “Systemically Important Banks in the Post-Crisis
Era,” by James R. Barth, Chris Brummer, Tong Li, and Daniel E. Nolle,
Milken Institute Research Report (September 2013)

  1. Banks in bold did not appear on the 2011 list; banks in parentheses appeared only on the 2011 list; n.i. indicates bank not included among the top 100 largest banks.
  2. The “bucket” calculations and applicability are defined in BCBS, Global systemically important banks: updated assessment methodology and the higher loss absorbency requirement (July 2013). Bucket numbers indicate the following required level of additional common equity loss absorbency as a percentage of risk-weighted assets that will apply to G-SIBs identified in NOVEMBER 2014, with phase-in starting in January 2016:  #5=3.5%;   #4=2.5%;   #3=2.0%;   #2=1.5%;   #1=1.0%.
  3. There are various ways to measure bank size; see Table 4 in the Barth, Brummer, Li, and Nolle paper mentioned in the Sources note above for details on calculations behind the rankings listed in the current table.
  4. Not publicly traded in 2012.