Financial regulators plan to take a look at risk-based capital rules during a conference here Dec. 12.

Speaking at the conference will be BankAmerica Corp. chairman David A. Coulter, Wachovia Corp. chairman John G. Medlin Jr., and other bankers, regulators, lawyers, and academics. "Now is the time to provide a forum to analyze how to improve the effectiveness of this capital assessment system in light of institutions' changing business strategies and product mix," Comptroller of the Currency Eugene A. Ludwig said Thursday.

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