Learning from Basel's mistakes


Basel II has been the subject of much criticism since the financial crisis took hold in 2007. The regulatory capital framework has been hauled back under the spotlight, under the premise it failed to ensure banks had adequate capital in place to prevent collapse or government bail-outs. The Basel Committee is revising the Accord to enforce better management of market, credit and liquidity risks by banks, with a greater focus on trading book risks, contingent liabilities and stress testing.


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