Model change boosts Standard Chartered’s RWAs

Standard Chartered’s risk-weighted assets increased in 2017 following an update to its internal model.

The bank’s annual results show RWAs increased by $10.3 billion to $279.74 billion in December 2017, a 3.8% jump from the same period a year ago. The change was driven by a $12.4 billion rise in credit RWAs and a $1.2 billion boost in market RWAs, which was partly offset by a $3.2 billion decrease in operational RWAs.

Changes in model, methodology and policy accounted for almost half of the j

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