European Banks Push For Change In Ratings Plan

Investment banks in Europe fear proposals to force banks to do their own internal ratings of securitizations and require investors to reduce their reliance on rating agency input may lead to risk weights on assets higher than would be the case under the ratings-based approach.

  • 03 Feb 2011

—Hugh Leask

Investment banks in Europe fear proposals to force banks to do their own internal ratings of securitizations and require investors to reduce their reliance on rating agency input may lead to risk weights on assets higher than would be the case under the ratings-based approach.

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1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 4,755 19 11.75
2 Citi 4,288 14 10.60
3 Rabobank 2,633 4 6.51
4 Goldman Sachs 2,615 4 6.46
5 Barclays 2,603 8 6.43

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