Basel experts agree asset securitisation treatment

BASEL II UPDATE

LONDON -- Global banking experts agreed proposals in early September for treating the credit risks for banks of asset securitisation under the complex Basel II capital accord.

The knotty credit risk problem posed by asset securitisation, where a bank pools loans and other credits to its customers and issues new securities against the pool, was the last major outstanding issue with the risk-based Basel II accord on bank capital adequacy.

Technical experts with the Capital Task Force, the senio

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