General Information & Client Service
  • Americas: +1.212.553.1653
  • Asia: +852.3551.3077
  • China: +86.10.6319.6580
  • EMEA: +44.20.7772.5454
  • Japan: +81.3.5408.4100
Media Relations
  • New York: +1.212.553.0376
  • London: +44.20.7772.5456
  • Hong Kong: +852.3758.1350
  • Tokyo: +813.5408.4110
  • Sydney: +61.2.9270.8141
  • Mexico City: +001.888.779.5833
  • Buenos Aires: +0800.666.3506
  • São Paulo: +0800.891.2518
November 14, 2017

EBA published two reports on the consistency of risk-weighted assets (RWAs) across all EU institutions authorized to use internal approaches for the calculation of capital requirements. The reports cover market risk as well as credit risk for large corporate, institutions, and sovereign portfolios—collectively referred to as low-default portfolios (LDPs). The results confirm previous findings, with the majority of risk-weights variability explained by fundamentals. These annual EBA-conducted benchmarking exercises are a fundamental supervisory and convergence tool to address unwarranted inconsistencies and restore trust in internal models.

LDP Credit Risk Exercise. This report presents the results of a supervisory benchmarking exercise of the internal models used for LDPs across a sample of EU institutions. LDPs consist of sovereigns, institutions and large corporates, as these portfolios generally contain few defaults relative to the total number of obligors. The LDP credit risk report examines fferent drivers leading to the observed dispersion across bank models. Most results are broadly in line with the previous LDP exercises, with 61% of the difference in variability explained by a few drivers. The remaining variability could be attributed to differences in riskiness, such as idiosyncratic portfolio features, modeling assumptions, and risk-management practices used by banks, along with the supervisory practices. An analysis was performed to quantify the impact on risk-weights for banks with lower risk-weights. 

Market Risk Exercise. This report presents the results of the 2017 supervisory benchmarking exercise pursuant to Article 78 of the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD) and the related regulatory and implementing technical standards that define the scope, procedures, and portfolios for benchmarking internal models for market risk. The aim of this exercise was to assess the level of variability observed in risk-weighted exposure amounts for market risk (MRWA) produced by banks’ internal models. 

 

Related Links

Keywords: Europe, Banking, Credit Risk, Market Risk, LDP, CRD, RWA, Internal Model, Benchmarking, EBA

Related Articles
News

FDIC Consults on Approach to Resolution Planning for IDIs

FDIC approved an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) and is seeking comment on ways to tailor and improve its rule requiring certain insured depository institutions (IDIs) to submit resolution plans.

April 22, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
News

EP Resolution on Proposal for Sovereign Bond Backed Securities

The European Parliament (EP) published adopted text on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on sovereign bond-backed securities (SBBS).

April 16, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
News

HKMA Decides to Maintain Countercyclical Capital Buffer at 2.5%

HKMA announced that, in accordance with the Banking (Capital) Rules, the countercyclical capital buffer (CCyB) ratio for Hong Kong remains at 2.5%.

April 16, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
News

EP Approves Agreement on Package of CRD 5, CRR 2, BRRD 2, and SRMR 2

The European Parliament (EP) approved the final agreement on a package of reforms proposed by EC to strengthen the resilience and resolvability of European banks.

April 16, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
News

PRA Finalizes Policy on Approach to Managing Climate Change Risks

PRA published the policy statement PS11/19, which contains final supervisory statement (SS3/19) on enhancing banks’ and insurers’ approaches to managing the financial risks from climate change (Appendix).

April 15, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
News

PRA Seeks Input and Issues Specifications for Insurance Stress Tests

PRA announced that it will conduct an insurance stress test for the largest regulated life and general insurers from July to September 2019.

April 15, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
News

EBA Single Rulebook Q&A: First Update for April 2019

EBA published answers to nine questions under the Single Rulebook question and answer (Q&A) updates for this week.

April 12, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
News

FED Updates Form and Supplemental Instructions for FR Y-9C Reporting

FED updated the form and supplemental instructions for FR Y-9C reporting. FR Y-9C is used to collect data from domestic bank holding companies, savings and loan holding companies, U.S intermediate holding companies, and securities holding companies with total consolidated assets of USD 3 billion or more.

April 11, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
News

EIOPA Statement on Application of Proportionality in SCR Supervision

EIOPA published a supervisory statement on the application of proportionality principle in the supervision of the Solvency Capital Requirement (SCR) calculated in accordance with the standard formula.

April 11, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
News

ISDA Publishes Statement on FRTB Implementation in Emerging Markets

ISDA published a statement that outlines challenges in implementation of the new Basel III market risk standard for banks in emerging markets.

April 11, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
RESULTS 1 - 10 OF 2929