Basel II: the market reacts

Basel ii has a credit risk framework, and more besides. On the following pages, the team from Risk 's sister publication, Basel Alert , looks at the reaction to the final document - and also looks ahead to what Basel III may resemble


After close to six years of rigorous debate and consultation, the final version of Basel II’s credit risk framework was announced at the end of June. Basel II seeks to put in place advanced credit risk monitoring and measurement requirements so that the prudential capital requirements of banks are more closely aligned with the risks to which they are exposed.

Simon Hills, director at the British Bankers’ Association (BBA), says: “The new framework, which has been well flagged up and discussed

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