Basel II goals for capital adequacy “achievable”, according to S&P report

Basel II will achieve its stated aims of stable regulatory capital holdings and improved risk management, according to a recent report by Standard & Poors. ‘Basel II Dress Rehearsal Signals Global Quest For Stable Capital Levels Achievable’ gathered information from Quantitative Impact Study 5 (QIS5) and has shown that banks will want to realise the benefit of using the advanced approaches, and as a result will strengthen the financial system.

The advanced internal ratings-based approach (AIRB)

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