RWAs too easily manipulated, finds poll


The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision should investigate the calculation of risk-weighted assets (RWAs) by banks – a process that is too subjective and open to manipulation, according to a majority of respondents to a recent poll.

Sixty-nine per cent of respondents say regulators need to review the calculation of RWAs, while 31% disagreed.

In response to mounting concern among analysts, investors and regulators, the chair of the Basel Committee's standards implementation group told

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