Banks should give more info on RWAs and models, says FSB

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The use of internal models to calculate bank capital is making it difficult for investors to compare institutions, according to a Financial Stability Board (FSB) report published yesterday. The report recommends a number of new disclosures relating to modelling choices and the risk-weighted asset (RWA) numbers on which bank capital is based. Currently, banks with regulatory approval to use internal models are allowed a lot of latitude on how those models are built. When modelling market risk