Op Risk discussion document will reflect shifts in regulator thinking

BASEL - The discussion document on operational risk expected in September from global banking regulators will try to cover all the concerns raised by bankers about this controversial aspect of the Basel II banking accord, regulators said.

But the main elements of the document will focus on reviewing a range of advanced approaches to calculating op risk capital charges, giving some idea of the calibration of charges under the less-complex basic indicator and standardised approaches, and suggesting a minimum floor for the charge.

The document is expected to be accompanied by Operational Risk Sound Practices, which is intended as a guide for banks - and their regulators - that plan to use the basic indicator approach, the

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