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Third Bank has the following balance sheet (in millions), with the risk weights in parentheses.


The cumulative preferred stock is qualifying and perpetual. In addition, the bank has $ 30 million in performance-related standby letters of credit (SLCs) to a public corporation, $ 40 million in two-year forward FX contracts that are currently in the money by $ 1 million, and $ 300 million in six-year interest rate swaps that are currently out of the money by $ 2 million. Credit conversion factors follow:
Performance-related standby letters of credit ...... 50%
1-to 5-year foreign exchange contracts ......... 5
1-to 5-year interest rate swaps ........... 0.5
5-to 10-year interest rate swaps .......... 1.5
a. What are the risk-adjusted on-balance-sheet assets of the bank as defined under the Basel Accord?
b. To be adequately capitalized, what are the CET1, Tier I, and total capital required for both off-and on-balance-sheet assets?
c. Disregarding the capital conservation buffer, does the bank have enough capital to meet the Basel requirements? If not, what minimum CET1, additional Tier 1, or total capital does it need to meet the requirement?
d. Does the bank have enough capital to meet the Basel requirements, including the capital conservation buffer requirement? If not, what minimum CET1, additional Tier 1, or total capital does it need to meet therequirement?


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