Independent asset managers lag bank, insurer-owned peers on op risk

Capital requirements incentivise banks and insurers to enhance op risk management

Asset managers are falling behind when it comes to op risk

Asset managers have maintained a united front in their campaign to ward off the threat of bank-style regulation, replete with capital charges for credit, liquidity, market and operational risks. As an agency business, asset management does not pose a systemic risk, they argue – and convincingly so. Yet the co-ordinated lobbying effort masks an important divide – many of the world's largest asset managers are already subject to capital charges, at least when it comes to operational risk.


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