FRTB

WHAT IS THIS? The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) is a set of market risk capital rules designed to replace a series of patches introduced after the financial crisis. It seeks to better-capture tail risk, to redraw the boundary between banking and trading books, and to raise the bar for internal models.

2022 – A market risk odyssey

Though January’s final version of FRTB offered no great surprises to those who have followed the regulation since its inception, banks now have a greater idea of what is required of them. Bloomberg explores the importance for banks to have FRTB…

A helping hand – Addressing industry concerns

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s final revisions to the FRTB guidelines aim to address industry concerns around complexity and capital implications. A forum of industry leaders discusses whether the changes have been effective and how banks…

Turning the IMA into a competitive advantage

Following the clarification of the FRTB rules in January 2019, financial institutions are now working towards a 2022 implementation deadline, finalising how their trading books will operate under this demanding regulation. Eoin Ó Ceallacháin, head of…

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