New FRTB timeline makes Europe’s reporting phase ‘obsolete’

European Commission pencils in capital requirements to start at the same time as reporting exercise – or even before

EC time running out

The timeline for the rollout of new market risk capital rules across the European Union has become so complicated that, not only have lawmakers confused the banks, they may have confused themselves too.

A reporting phase for the new regime – which was meant to give parties a chance to iron out any kinks in the process – could go live barely weeks before the final capital rules take effect. Banks are wondering if it’s even worth taking part in this phase.

“If the EU keeps the starting date for

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