Vendors lack silver bullet for FRTB’s fund-linked issue

EU and UK legislators tried to ease capital charge by leaning on vendors, but problems persist

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Data vendors warn they are only partially able to offer answers to the steep capital requirements banks are due to face on fund-linked trades, when new trading book rules enter into force.

Regulators had been hoping third-party data would improve banks’ ability to model risks associated with these trades, thereby reducing capital charges. But vendors are finding the same problems sourcing data as the banks themselves.

“Regulators kept saying: ‘No, you’re not trying hard enough’,” says a senior

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