Basel II


A document written in 2004 by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, which makes more detailed recommendations for banks, building on its previous document, Basel I. Basel II includes recommendations on three main areas: risks, supervisory review, and market discipline. Many countries and banks are planning on implementing the guidelines set out in Basel II, although it may take as long as the year 2015 for full implementation.

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I read the basel II, as it was called, and I did not find it to be a very relevant document that I needed very badly.

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The bank struggled to meet the risk and market discipline requirements of Basel II after they were forced to downsize from prolonged poor performance.

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When drafting mission statements and other supervisory documents a financial institution must be careful to stay in agreement with the accords of the Basel II guidelines.

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