The Basel II capital accord: op risk proposals in brief

This summary is based on the operational risk proposals contained in the second Basel II consultative paper issued in January, 2001 as amended by the Working Paper on the Regulatory Treatment of Operational Risk of September, 2001, the Basel Committee's statement of July 10, 2002, and the third quantitative impact study of October 1, 2002. All are available on the Bank for International Settlements' website (

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