‘Nightmare’ of uncertainty plagues FRTB model applications

Shifting timetable and rule tweaks that could alter incentives dampen appetite for internal models

Difficult route forwards

After more than a decade of wrangling over a new framework for calculating trading desks’ capital requirements, banks believe an end may finally be in sight – though it may not be the outcome anyone had been intending.

Banks across the European Union are trying to plan and implement their own market risk models and tests – huge projects in and of themselves – against a highly uncertain regulatory backdrop. The key problem is the possibility of changes to the provisional start date for the EU

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