Risk-Weighted Assets

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Risk-Weighted Assets

The reserve requirements for a bank, weighted according to risk. Risk-weighted assets are the capital a bank must keep to cover its liabilities. They are calculated as follows: Government bonds have a risk weight of 0% while all other assets have a risk weight of 100%. One calculates the units of each type of asset a bank carries to find how risky its assets are.
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The Banker database was helpful as a means to obtain the year-end 2013 risk-weighted asset levels for the top fifty banks most likely to be prime prospects for cocos.
Exposure to the Russian market is to be reduced, with a risk-weighted asset (RWA) reduction of approximately 20 per cent planned by end-2017 (RWA as at 31.12.2014: EUR 8.4 billion).
The equity that MIGA s guarantee frees up will allow Societe Generale s Serbian subsidiary to grow its business and increase its lending activities in Serbia through creating headroom in the risk-weighted asset ceiling for the Societe Generale Banking Group s Serbian business.
The group has appointed a team to engage in a "comprehensive risk-weighted asset mitigation and capital-enhancing actions across all geographical areas", Sarris added.
The rule permits sponsoring banks, bank holding companies, and thrift institutions (banking organizations) to continue to exclude from their risk-weighted asset base, for purposes of calculating the risk-based capital ratios asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) program, assets that are consolidated onto sponsoring banking organizations' balance sheets as a result of Financial Accounting Standards Board Interpretation No.
That being said, given a sizable component of operational risk-weighted assets, BAC's risk-weighted asset density is higher than peers, which adds some conservatism to the ratio.
The review concluded that a significant source of risk-weighted asset variation was due to different modelling choices between banks, such as the definition of default, and adjustment for cyclical effects.
Question marks remain about the reliability and comparability of risk-weighted asset calculations and, until these are resolved, confidence in capital ratios cannot be fully restored.'
The lender held EUR347 billion in risk-weighted assets, flat on the previous quarter but have declined by EUR4 billion in the first six months of 2019.
It will create a new unit to wind-down unwanted assets, with a value of 74 billion euros of risk-weighted assets.
In aggregate, Deutsche Bank will reduce risk-weighted assets currently allocated to these businesses by approximately 40%.
The restructuring plans being explored aim to significantly cut the trading business, resulting in tens of billions of euros in risk-weighted assets being removed from the division's balance sheet and placed in a separate unit to be wound down, the people said.