Ridiculous, flawed, too diverse: op risk models under fire

Regulators want more consistency - and some are questioning AMA


If two banks were given the same operational loss data, and asked to calculate a capital requirement on the back of it, the results would be different – a natural consequence of the make-do-and-mend modelling framework that is the advanced measurement approach (AMA). But how different would they be – and how far can divergence go before the rules become meaningless?

Critics claim it has gone too far already, and the bigger question now is what to do about it. 

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