A1 Journal article – refereed
CVA: the first sign of BCBS strategic change?

List of Authors: Mika Veli-Pekka Viljanen
Publisher: Emerald
Publication year: 2015
Journal: Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance
Journal acronym: JFRC
Volume number: 23
Issue number: 3
Number of pages: 22


The purpose of this paper is to aid understanding of the changes in Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) regulatory strategies after the global financial crisis. The author uses the credit valuation adjustment (CVA) charge reform as a test case for inquiring whether BCBS has departed from its pre-crisis facilitative regulatory strategy path. The regulatory strategy of the CVA charge is discussed. The charge exhibits a new regulatory strategy that BCBS has adopted. It seeks to manipulate market structures by imposing risk-insensitive capital charge methodologies. The paper offers a new heuristic to analyse regulatory initiatives and their significance. The CVA charge has not been subject to a regulatory theory-based analysis in prior literature.


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