Credit crisis good for Basel II risk models, says OTS chief


Speaking in London, John Reich, director of the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), told a delegation of the British Bankers Association last month: "The events of recent weeks have given us a ton of [data] to make risk models function more effectively than they would have prior to the turbulence."

Reich's supportive comments stand in contrast to those made by academics, analysts and other regulators questioning the role Basel II played, or failed to play, in lessening the impact of the liquidity

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