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Valuation is 'trendy'.

Numerous regulators have signalled its importance since the financial crisis began. In November 2008, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision indicated in a consultative document, Supervisory guidance for assessing banks' financial instrument fair value practices, what it expects regarding a financial institution's valuation capabilities: "Supervisors expect that a bank will have adequate capacity, including during periods of stress, to establish and verify valuations f

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