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What does RWA stand for?

RWA stands for Risk-Weighted Assets

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Risk-weighted assets are computed by dividing a bank's total assets into four categories according to their level of riskiness, then multiplying the value of assets in each group by a risk weight and summing all the groups.
Stated simply, the Basel Capital Accord requires that a bank have available as "regulatory capital" (through combinations of equity, loan-loss reserves, subordinated debt, and other accepted instruments) at least 8 percent of the value of its risk-weighted assets (loans and securities, for example) and asset-equivalent off-balance-sheet exposures (such as loan commitments, standby letters of credit, and obligations on derivatives contracts).