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Raroc At Bank Of America: From Theory To Practice

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  • Edward Zaik
  • John Walter
  • Gabriela Retting
  • Christopher James

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In 1993, Bank of America's Risk and Capital Analysis Group was charged with the task of developing and instituting a single corporate-wide system to allocate capital to all the bank's activities. Since 1994, that system has been providing quarterly reports of risk-adjusted returns on capital (RAROC) for each of the bank's 37 major business units. By 1995, B of A had also developed the capability to calculate RAROC down to the level of individual products, transactions, and customer relationships. 1996 Morgan Stanley.

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Article provided by Morgan Stanley in its journal Journal of Applied Corporate Finance.

Volume (Year): 9 (1996)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 83-93

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Handle: RePEc:bla:jacrfn:v:9:y:1996:i:2:p:83-93

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