Regulators Eye Changes To Banks' Risk, Capital Calculations

Law360, New York (May 3, 2012, 2:19 PM EDT) -- Global banking regulators on Thursday proposed that banks change the way they calculate risks emanating from their trading books and calculate the capital necessary to buffer against potential problems in the financial markets.

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision's consultation document focuses entirely on banks' trading books, the next step in the process of improving banks' risk management and, according to the committee, increase stability in global financial markets. The proposals are meant to build on changes to the way that banks calculate the necessary reserves...
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