Revisions to the minimum capital requirements for market risk

20 June 2018

This consultation is a step forward in improving the risk sensitivity, consistency and operational process of some aspects of the market risk framework. However, certain aspects of the framework remain excessively onerous, unduly complex and unrepresentative of the actual risk intended to be mitigated in smaller markets such as Australia.

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