The Basel II capital accord: op risk proposals in brief

This summary has been updated to include the revisions to the Basel II op risk proposals contained in the Working Paper on the Regulatory Treatment of Operational Risk issued in September, 2001 and available on the Bank for International Settlements’ website (

www.bis.org).

BiG international banks will be required for the first time from late 2006 to set aside capital as a guard against op risk. The charge will be stipulated under Basel II, the new capital adequacy accord proposed by the Basel

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