Banks detect daylight between EC and EBA on op risk capital

EC consultation seeks input on ‘cliff effects’ of including past losses

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Bank sources are seeing questions from the European Commission about the ‘cliff effects’ of Basel III operational risk capital requirements as a sign that it favours waiving historical loss-based assessments – potentially putting daylight between it and the European Banking Authority on the issue.

Under Basel III, national regulators were given discretion to set the internal loss multiplier (ILM) that determines operational risk capital to 1 – in effect, neutralising historical losses and

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