Global Regulators Turn Focus To Banks' Risk Models

Law360, New York (January 31, 2014, 3:08 PM EST) -- Global regulators will over the next few years take aim at variations in the way banks measure the risks they have on their books, and the capital they need to protect against those risks blowing up, the head of an international panel of bank supervisors said Friday.

Bank capital rules established under the 2010 Basel III international banking accords allow banks to maintain their capital levels based on an assessment of the risks they face. However, risk-weighting systems like the one currently in place are only...
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