Regulators may not need hundreds of new call report entries to estimate banks' interest rate risk, two Federal Reserve Board banking supervisors said in a study published this week.

Information already available on bank call reports can be used to come up with interest rate risk measures similar to those that the Office of Thrift Supervision derives from its complex, 500-item interest rate questionnaire, David M. Wright and James V. Houpt wrote in an article in February's Federal Reserve Bulletin.

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