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In 2013, the Federal Reserve Board adopted rules to implement Basel III, a regulatory framework of reform measures for the banking industry issued by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS). These measures include a set of recommendations on banking regulations which, in general, aim to ensure banks are sufficiently capitalized to withstand volatile market conditions such as those that marked the financial crisis of 2008. Effective Jan. 1, 2015, as part of the Basel…