Basel Study Forecasts Jacked Up Trading Capital Charges

A Basel Committee on Banking Supervision study released today estimates that pending changes to bank capital requirements will have the effect of requiring trading book reserves to be increased by two or three times. It doesn’t cover the impact of the changes on correlation trading portfolios, which will have an even larger impact on banks.

  • 15 Oct 2009

--Katy Burne

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision study released today estimates that pending changes to bank capital requirements will have the effect of requiring trading book reserves to be increased by two or three times. It doesn’t cover the impact of the changes on correlation trading portfolios, which will ...

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