More NewsAlgorithmics Comments on Incremental Risk in Basel II and Implications for Future Capital Management

Algorithmics Comments on Incremental Risk in Basel II and Implications for Future Capital Management

Algorithmics has submitted a comprehensive response to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, supplying an analytical review of the Guidelines for Computing Capital for Incremental Risk in the Trading Book proposed in July 2008. While commending the Committee for its prompt action in response to the credit crisis, as it stood in July, Algorithmics expressed some concerns whether the implementation of the proposed rules would be consistent with the Committee’s stated objectives in a number of areas. Substantiating its concerns with several detailed technical documents, Algorithmics suggested further consideration of those rules. Michael Zerbs, President and COO, Algorithmics, said: “We believe the extension of the incremental charge to cover default, migration, spread and equity risks – including correlations within and across those risks – is an instrumental step in managing the real risks faced by institutions today. The proposed changes are likely to result in a more comprehensive and risk-sensitive capitalisation standard for the trading book. Many of our clients already examine such risks for management purposes.”

Related Articles

Infosys Finacle to power Santander UK’s international cash management system

More News Infosys Finacle to power Santander UK’s international cash management system

3w The Global Treasurer
Preparing for GDPR? Here’s four things to consider

More News Preparing for GDPR? Here’s four things to consider

4m Elliott Wiseman
Cash flow in focus for investors

Cash Management Cash flow in focus for investors

5m Conor Deegan
Treasury TV: Karen Pugsley, Domino's Pizza Group

More News Treasury TV: Karen Pugsley, Domino's Pizza Group

5m Victoria Beckett
Treasury TV: Yeng Butler compares US and European MMF reforms

Compliance Treasury TV: Yeng Butler compares US and European MMF reforms

5m Victoria Beckett
Treasury TV: Tim de Knegt, The Port of Rotterdam

10 Minutes With The Treasury Treasury TV: Tim de Knegt, The Port of Rotterdam

5m Victoria Beckett
Banks are selling clients short with short dated cash deposit U-turns

Banking Banks are selling clients short with short dated cash deposit U-turns

5m Victoria Beckett
What does sterling’s Brexit boost mean for UK manufacturers?

More News What does sterling’s Brexit boost mean for UK manufacturers?

6m Tasja Botha