Transparency is a concept that has been bandied about by banks a lot lately, usually when they know the press is watching. But just how transparent are banking practices, and just how clear is the Basel approach to operational risk?
Andrew Sheen at the UK Financial Services Authority has rapidly become one of the most respected experts in operational risk, perhaps due to his clear vision of where the profession needs to go and what it must do to get there.
Speculation that Basel Committee will scrap key proposals in bank capital framework is misplaced, say insiders.
The ink was hardly dry on Basel II when the international financial crisis saw that agreement being ripped up and recreated as Basel III.
The European Council has mandated Cebs to issue the results of this year's stress-testing exercise of the EU cross-border banking sector
Eduardo Epperlein joins Nomura from Citigroup
The need to craft special treatment for banks that are too big or interconnected to fail has long been a concern for regulators, but of equal importance is the challenge of identifying which institutions should be subjected to such measures. How can financial...
The unprecedented economic crises have highlighted the limitations of traditional risk models and siloed approaches to risk management. Stress testing has been identified as a critical tool of risk management and, in this article, Oracle gives a practical...
Senior Basel Committee member tells banks to get involved in negotiations over the phase-in period for Basel II reforms
UK regulator moves forward with its work stream focusing on raising the bar for TSA firms
Past experience suggests the new financial stability bodies should direct regulatory policies, not just warn about instability
SG CIB's Eric Litvack talks to Risk about the implications of evolving rules on bank capital and OTC derivatives.
Regulators mull over intervention options for systemic risk firms
Bankers question how the committee chairman can accurately estimate the impact of Basel reforms.
A package of reforms to the Basel II capital framework will be calibrated by year-end as planned, says secretary-general.
The Basel Committee is trying to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis with a package of new rules, but banks argue the cure could be worse than the disease. After spending the past two months filling out spreadsheets on the impact of the proposals,...
Supervisors look to keep a firmer grip on securities lending haircuts to prevent asset bubbles from forming.
Value-at-risk figures fell across the industry in 2009, while exceptions dropped significantly from levels in 2007 and 2008. But discussion over what VAR figures actually show and how the numbers are interpreted by senior management continues. By Alexander...
Following recent issues of contingent capital by Lloyds Banking Group and Rabobank, other firms are eyeing similar issuance as a means of meeting higher capital requirements in a cost-effective way. But the Basel Committee, which is due to discuss the...
Discussion about incentives to promote good risk management is increasingly gaining relevance for Basel II advanced measurement approach applicants, as well as for banks adopting the standardised approach