Likely unable to raise capital the old-fashioned way - issuing shares and shedding assets -...

|By:, SA News Editor

Likely unable to raise capital the old-fashioned way - issuing shares and shedding assets - European banks are set to indulge in some fancy footwork. Known as "R.W.A. optimization," the process involves altering the risk-weighting on existing assets to allow less capital to be held against them.