Modelling shift to 'crisis mode' mitigates pro-cyclical calculations
This issue contains four technical papers. Two of which deal with an analysis of the SMA, one paper deals with data and another tackles statistical issues around the quantification of operational risk.
The author of this paper assesses operational loss data and its implications for risk capital modeling.
Comments on the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision proposal for a new standardized approach for operational risk
In this paper, the behavior of the SMA is studied under a variety of hypothetical and realistic conditions, showing that the simplicity of the new approach is very costly.
Should the advanced measurement approach be replaced with the standardized measurement approach for operational risk?
This paper discusses and studies the weaknesses and pitfalls of the SMA and the implicit relationship between the SMA capital model and systemic risk in the banking sector.
Lack of recognition in new SMA capital charge could cause market to shrink, worry insurers
Sfr270 million transaction by Credit Suisse and Zurich thought unlikely to be copied due to SMA
Op risk researchers criticise logic of planned new capital method
The AMA doesn’t make any sense – but the idea of a single, simple equation does, writes Ruben Cohen
Banks should “get clever and develop their own model” in response to SMA, says UK bank risk manager
Apra wins praise for pushing business case for op risk modelling and scenario analysis
South African academics pioneer a quick and easy way of estimating op risk capital
Researchers offer academic justification for Basel's standardised measurement approach
How to turn uncertainties of operational risk capital into opportunities from a risk management perspective
Going beyond the regulatory requirements to operational risk measurement, the authors of this paper aim to provide relevant business applications to a bank.
Operational risk managers are becoming unusually excitable, with some justification
Losses from discontinued businesses may not count towards op risk capital
Study finds op risk losses can be scaled in the same way as tests on engineering models
"You will get some winners and some losers, but with this it's mostly losers," says ORX's Carrivick
Banks say backward-looking SMA is easily gamed and will lead to high and volatile capital charges
Just because we can't measure op risk accurately doesn't mean we should give up, argues Peter Sime
BB&T auditor's model shows capital measured by LDA might be pushed up by 16–55%
Capital a “sword of Damocles”, says Litvack; cleaner CSAs will fix valuation woes
Op risk accounts for 28% of US banks’ RWAs, compared with 12% at European banks