Basel II regulators lighten pillar 3 disclosure burden

Regulators said they have reduced to hundreds from thousands the number of items of information that will be required from banks under the so-called third pillar of Basel II. Pillar 3 will require banks to reveal more information so that investors, analysts and customers can better judge their risk management practices. Many banks claimed the original pillar 3 requirements were far too burdensome.

The pillar 3 disclosure requirements for op risk have likewise been reduced and streamlined

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