Basel puts QIS5 on starting blocks

BASEL, SWITZERLAND – The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued draft workbooks and instructions for quantitative impact study five (QIS5) in July, with a view to kicking off the exercise in October.

However, the QIS5 does not include a loss data collection exercise (LDCE), and the inclusion of more qualitative questions – such as those used by US regulators in their QIS4 last year – is at the discretion of individual supervisors. Although qualitative questions have been drafted by the committee, they were not released at the same time as the QIS5 materials.

"What the US got out of the QIS4 from an op risk perspective owes as much or more to the LDCE and the accompanying questionnaire – the

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