Special K-factors: new buy-side capital regime sized to fit

Overhaul of capital regulations could hit European investors’ op risk capital calculations

A new regime for calculating European investors’ risk capital charges could see some asset managers adjusting their belts – to better fit their activities.

Until now, some 5,700 investment firms in Europe have complied with local firms regimes that were not harmonised across the European Union. But, from June 26, the Investment Firm Regulation, the new EU rules for investment firms, will fundamentally change how they calculate op risk capital requirements. Companion rules in the UK will follow

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