EU’s model study finds problems with bank VAR methods

Banks surveyed by the ECB had an average of 32 issues with their market risk models

Investigations into the market risk modelling practices of eurozone lenders by the European Central Bank have illuminated flaws with a number of firms’ value-at-risk calculation methodologies. 

The ECB issued a second update on its multi-year targeted review of internal models (Trim) in April, which was published in the central bank's May newsletter.

The regulator found an average of 32 issues with the market risk modelling practices at each of the 30 or so banks it has grilled so far. An

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