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EBA publishes RWA assessment as the next step in improving consistency of internal model outcomes

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today two reports on the consistency of RWAs across large EU institutions. The reports summarise the findings obtained from two benchmarking exercises conducted in line with the mandate laid down in the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD) and related draft technical standards. The benchmarking exercises aim at improving the comparability of EU banks’ RWAs and are a crucial to restoring trust in internal models.

22/07/2015

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