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How Banks Disclose Market Risk Information: an Empirical Analysis on a Sample of Italian Banks.


The topic of this paper is market risk reporting in banking, and its purpose is to provide a methodology to evaluate the qualitative and quantitative profiles of market risk disclosure. This methodology, based on a hybrid scoring approach, aims to assess the market risk disclosure in banking. In this paper, I use content analysis to conduct an empirical research on a sample of Italian banks. The paper provides evidences that banks differ in their market risk reporting, even though they are subject to similar regulatory requirements and accounting standards. The paper also shows that there is room to improve various aspects of market risk disclosure.