Modelled market risk falls for UK banks as standardised risk rises

The proportion of market risk-weighted assets (RWAs) calculated by their own models is shrinking for large UK banks, Risk Quantum analysis shows.

The percentage of market RWAs generated using the internal models approach (IMA), accounted for 70% of the total in the second quarter of the year, down from 74% at the end of 2016. In contrast, the share of market RWAs generated by the regulators’ standardised approach increased from 26% to 30% over the same period.

Barclays had the lowest

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