FRTB survey: risk transfer shake-up hits home

Dealers mull creation of dedicated risk transfer desks but approval process remains unclear


This is a companion piece to's forthcoming 2016 FRTB implementation survey. The full results will be published in early December.

Dealers have become adept at hunting out every available scrap of relief under the market risk capital framework – almost as adept, in fact, as supervisors have become at heading off activities they believe unfairly neuter mandated risk charges. The Basel Committee's Fundamental review of the trading book (FRTB), due to be implemented in January 2019, has one

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