Risk Training: FRTB Course

Friday, January 19, 2018
As the FRTB implementation date looms ever closer, banks and regulators are still debating the rules and iterations of the regulations.'s training course returns to New York to help provide delegates with practical knowledge to better... read more

Risk Training: Fundamental Review of the Trading Book

Friday, July 14, 2017
The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) has been a difficult topic for both banks and regulators over the past few years. With implementation set for 2019, many companies are still establishing what their FRTB strategy will be, as well as... read more

Basel III and Systemic Risk

Monday, January 25, 2016

by Quantifi

One of the key shortcomings of the first two Basel Accords is that they approached the solvency of each institution independently. The recent crisis highlighted the additional ‘systemic’ risk that the failure of one large institution could cause the failure of one or more of its counterparties, which could trigger a chain reaction. Basel III addresses this issue in two ways. Firstly by significantly increasing capital buffers for risks related to the interconnectedness of the major dealers. Secondly by incentivising institutions to reduce counterparty risk through clearing and active management (hedging). Since Basel III may not explicitly state how some of the new provisions address systemic risk, some analysis is necessary.