FRTB sends banks around the bend

Banks uncover hidden challenges of data, computing power and need for joined-up approach

Firms have found the road ahead is winding, difficult to follow and littered with hidden complexities

When the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published the final version of its new market risk capital rules on January 14, it began a race among banks to fully understand and implement the new regime.

Known as the Fundamental review of the trading book (FRTB), the requirements are scheduled to be implemented by January 1, 2019, with regulatory reporting under the rules set to begin from December 31, 2019.

Immediately after the FRTB was published, banks began revving up their compliance

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