Loss Distribution Approach for Operational Risk Capital Modelling Under Basel II: Combining Diﬀerent Data Sources for Risk Estimation
44 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2017
Date Written: 2013
The management of operational risk in the banking industry has undergone signiﬁcant changes over the last decade due to substantial changes in operational risk environment. Globalization, deregulation, the use of complex ﬁnancial products and changes in information technology have resulted in exposure to new risks very diﬀerent from market and credit risks. In response, Basel Committee for banking Supervision has developed a regulatory framework, referred to as Basel II, that introduced operational risk category and corresponding capital requirements. Over the past ﬁve years, major banks in most parts of the world have received accreditation under the Basel II Advanced Measurement Approach (AMA) by adopting the loss distribution approach (LDA) despite there being a number of unresolved methodological challenges in its implementation. Diﬀerent approaches and methods are still under hot debate. In this paper, we review methods proposed in the literature for combining diﬀerent data sources (internal data, external data and scenario analysis) which is one of the regulatory requirement for AMA.
Keywords: operational risk; loss distribution approach; Basel II
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