Fundamental Review of the Trading Book

Portfolio Diversification in FRTB

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

by Quantifi & BearingPoint

The global financial crisis exposed the shortcomings of market risk management practices of the trading book. In January 2016, the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision (BCBS) overhauled the approach to assess capital requirements with the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB). With a 2019 deadline, FRTB is expected to have significant impact on financial institutions and financial markets in terms of infrastructure, capital requirements and operational controls. Banks must adhere to the rules of the fundamental review of the trading book to avoid higher capital requirements.