Regulators called on to restrict loan modelling choices

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Bank regulators should reduce the gulf between banks' risk-weighted asset (RWA) numbers by reining-in modelling choices. Other options – such as returning to notional loan numbers or a single regulatory formula – are not workable, according to Steve Bennett, executive director for the Pan-European Credit Data Consortium (PECDC), speaking at Risk USA in New York on November 14. The PECDC is a non-profit, bank-run venture that pools loss data for its members.

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