Basel Committee

FRTB - Moving Towards a Practical Implementation

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

In January of 2016, the evolution of FRTB culminated in the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) publishing the finalised standards, titled Minimum Capital Requirements for Market Risk. The new standards replaced the existing regulatory framework for market risk and go beyond just dealing with quantitative measurement of risk. FRTB is set to revolutionise current market risk practices, placing emphasis on the coordination of operational, risk and data management processes as well as systems and technology. Read More

Importance of Liquidity for Functioning of Financial Markets

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The global financial crisis highlighted the importance of liquidity in functioning financial markets. Pre-2008, market participants received easy access to readily available funding and were ill-prepared for events that transpired during the credit crisis Failure to adequately assess and manage liquidity underpinned major market turmoil, triggering unprecedented liquidity events. Read More

FRTB Whitepaper Explores the Impact of Basic CVA Framework vs FRTB-CVA Framework

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Quantifi, a provider of risk, analytics and trading solutions, and Kauri Solutions, a specialist financial consultancy firm, today announced the release of their whitepaper titled ‘FRTB: Strengthening Market Risk Practices?’. In July 2015, the Basel Committee proposed the FRTB-CVA framework which replaces the current CVA Risk Capital calculations. Six months later it published the final rule of the FRTB framework designed to address the undercapitalisation of trading book exposures witnessed during the financial crisis. This paper explores how these frameworks affect bank balance sheets. read more

FRTB: Strengthening Market Risk Practices?

Monday, December 19, 2016

by Quantifi and Kauri Solutions

The Basel Committee’s overhaul of the market risk capital framework marks a major change to previous versions. FRTB is likely to have a substantial influence in the way firms are organised, and their approach to measuring and reporting risk. For example, at desk level there will be a requirement to monitor SA capital in addition to IMA. Banks need to decide whether the costs associated with operational and IT change is justified. Are more complex products likely to pay for themselves given the majority of the life of a trade will need to be calculated with SA as opposed to IMA? What is the impact of CVA charges?

Regulatory Initiatives Impacting Funding, Collateral, and Capital Costs

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Following the 2008 financial crisis, the banking sector witnessed a plethora of regulatory changes. While these regulatory prescriptions cover every dimension of the banking world, the OTC derivatives (OTCDs) market has borne the brunt due to the derivatives' opaque and complex nature. Read More

A First View on the New CVA Risk Capital Charge

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

by Quantifi & d-fine

The recently published consultative document ‘Review of the Credit Valuation Adjustment (CVA) risk framework’ by the Basel lll Committee introduces new approaches for the calculation of regulatory capital. This white paper explores the effect of two of the new regulatory methods introduced in the consultative paper.