The Basel Committee for Banking Supervision’s (BCBS) proposed FRTB – currently under industry consultation – aims to address the management of risk within financial firms’ trading books. Specifically, it seeks to deal with what it considers to be weaknesses in the current design of the regulatory capital framework as it relates to the trading book, by applying more rigorous qualification requirements for both the trading and banking books and for changes in the constitution of both.
In the current environment, firms are effectively encouraged to push non-performing trading book holdings to the banking book, thereby reducing the amount of required capital cover by 80%. The BCBS has concluded that this inconsistency results in trading firms inadequately assessing their risk and capital cover.
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However, the regulators’ drive to simplify may introduce new levels of complexity. For example, larger, more complex banks are unlikely to forego their proprietary models at the drop of a hat. As a result, the marketplace is likely to see a parallel operation of both internal and standardized models for risk calculation among many institutions.
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