EBA publishes final Guidelines on the estimation of risk parameters under the IRB Approach

November 20, 2017

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final Guidelines on the estimation of risk parameters for non-defaulted exposures – namely of the probability of default (PD) and the loss given default (LGD), and on the treatment of defaulted exposures under the advanced IRB Approach, including estimation of parameters such as ELBE and LGD in-default.  These Guidelines, which are part of the EBA’s regulatory review of the IRB approach, aim to restore market participants’ trust in internal models by reducing the unjustified variability in their outcomes, ensuring comparability of risk estimates while at the same time preserving risk sensitivity of capital requirements.

The original press release can be found on the EBA website here.