Lack of uptake hinders AMA development in UK

Abandoning the AMA?


At OpRisk Europe this year, the Basel advanced measurement approach (AMA) for operational risk capital was described as an endangered species in the UK. Panellists debated whether the approach had a future and also what had led to its underwhelming uptake.

To understand why the AMA hasn’t encountered the enthusiasm in the UK that the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) had hoped, it is helpful to go back to the beginning. When it was introduced 10 years ago under the Basel II accord, the AMA

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