The Basel approach is criticised as inconsistent, prompting a group of quants to develop an alternative
Rules would require banks to allocate all securitisation exposure by individual, underlying obligor
US clearing rules do not exempt SPVs, but industry is split on whether other exemptions - for unclearable swaps - would apply
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Standard formula is too harsh and fails to reflect real risk of long-term finance, say insurers
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