FRTB survey: banks fear high bar for P&L test

One bank expects all of its desks to fail the P&L attribution test

High bar
Tall order: passing the P&L attribution test will be a challenge for banks

This is the second companion piece to's forthcoming 2016 FRTB implementation survey. The full results will be published shortly.

More than half the banks in's inaugural Fundamental review of the trading book (FRTB) implementation survey fear a significant number of their desks will lose approval to use the internal model approach (IMA) under the new regime. Six banks fear at least 20% of their trading desks will fail to gain IMA approval; two of them said a fail rate of 80% or

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