Basel II Approaches for the Calculation of the Regulatory Capital for Operational Risk

Ivana Valová


The final version of the New Capital Accord, which includes operational risk, was released by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in June 2004. The article “Basel II approaches for the calculation of the regulatory capital for operational risk” is devoted to the issue of operational risk of credit financial institutions. The paper talks about methods of operational risk calculation, advantages and disadvantages of particular methods.


operational risk, advanced measurement approach (AMA), standardized approach (TSA), basic indicator approach (BIA)

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2) Framework and legislation:

BCBS: Sound Practices for the Management and Supervision of Operational Risk, February 2003
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BCBS: International Convergence of Capital Measurement and Capital standards – Revised
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BCBS: “The Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision” – Revised Framework,
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BCBS: Results from the 2008 Loss Data Collection Exercise for Operational Risk, July 2009
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BCBS: Recognising the risk-mitigation impact of insurance in operational risk modeling, October
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EC: Directive 2006/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2006 relating
to the taking up and pursuit of the business of credit institutions.

EC: Directive 2006/49/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2006 on the
capital adequacy of investment firm and credit institutions.

EC: The Capital Requirements Directive (“CRD I - IV”).

EC: Directive 2009/111/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009
amending directive 2006/48/EC, 2006/49/EC and 2007/64/EC (known as “CRD II”).

G CZ: Decree No. 123/2007 Coll. stipulating the prudential rules for banks, credit unions and
investment firms, as amended by Decree No. 282/2008 Coll., which came into force on 1st July

3) Internet information sources:

Bank for International Settlements. Available at:

Czech National Bank. Available at:

4) Others

CNB: „Basilejské základní principy efektivního bankovního dohledu”, 2006.

CNB “Operační riziko a jeho dopady do finanční stability”,


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