Basel 3’s capital requirements for market risk

Basel_-_Bank_für_internationalen_Zahlungsausgleich1The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has issued the revised minimum capital requirements for market risk, a major component of the Basel 3 capital standards.

“The key features of the revised framework include:

– A revised boundary between the trading book and banking book;

– A revised internal models approach for market risk;

– A revised standardised approach for market risk;

– A shift from value-at-risk to an expected shortfall measure of risk under stress; and

– Incorporation of the risk of market illiquidity.”

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