QIS4 report reignites Basel II debate over capital requirements

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Differences in both data and methodologies used during the Bank for International Settlements' fourth quantitative impact study (QIS4) led to the wide dispersion in minimum risk-based capital requirements among the 26 US institutions that took part, according to an inter-agency report released in February that assessed the impact of Basel II implementation in the US.

The tentative first analysis of QIS4 last year implied US institutions would see an average median drop in required risk-based

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