Bank capital models need more consistency: OCC's Pasch

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Bank regulations should be adjusted to create more consistency in modelled capital numbers, according to Ron Pasch, deputy comptroller for international banking at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Pasch, a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision's standards implementation group, was involved in a recent benchmarking study that revealed huge variations between participating banks.

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