Early FRTB adoption piles pressure on Japanese banks

Bankers fear competitive pain due to lack of NMRF data, possible EU and US deviations from Basel


Trading desks at Japanese banks could face competitive pressures and implementation challenges due to the country’s decision to introduce new capital requirements for market risk at least a financial year ahead of Europe or the US.

“For global banks, the European and US markets are the biggest. The fact that Japan will go earlier means an adverse impact on capital requirements; it cannot be an advantage,” says a risk manager at a Japanese bank.

The Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA) has

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