Overview of the Basel Capital Adequacy Framework

Date
2016-06-30
Authors
Barghouthi, Orobah Ali
Bayyoud, Mohammed
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Publisher
Science Publishing Group
Abstract
This paper examines Capital Adequacy Framework that specifies the approaches for quantifying the Risk- Weighted Assets (RWA) for credit risk, market risk and operational risk. The computation of the risk-weighted assets is consistent with Pillar 1 requirements set out by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) in their respective documents - “International Convergence of Capital Measurement and Capital Standards: A Revised Framework” issued in June 2006 and the “Capital Adequacy Standard (CAS)” issued in December 2005. While the Bank believes that such customization could be justified, a pragmatic approach is adopted for implementation. Higher prudential requirements and risk management standards would be introduced gradually taking into consideration industry feedback during the consultation process.
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Keywords
Basel Agreement, Capital Adequacy, Pillars 1
Citation
Orobah Ali Barghouthi, Mohammed Bayyoud. Overview of the Basel Capital Adequacy Framework. International Journal of Finance and Banking Research. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2016, pp. 102-115. doi: 10.11648/j.ijfbr.20160203.15