Expected shortfall is hard to back-test, critics say – but the search for a solution is underway
Some banks worry they may not have enough data to implement expected shortfall safely
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Credit derivatives house of the year: Credit Suisse
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Banks relieved as revised trading book proposals drop plans for capital to be based on regulator-set correlations
Critics of Basel III’s credit valuation adjustment (CVA) capital charge have long warned it would produce perverse incentives. Now, in the form of a string of quarterly losses in Deutsche Bank’s...
Big loss was accompanied by even bigger capital saving, traders point out. Other banks now working out their own policy on controversial capital charge
Pricing the CVA doom loop
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