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The Academy will provide continual training and education for our staff members in our twelve offices in Europe and the United States and is also open to clients.
Internal audit functions are faced with an increasingly challenging external environment driven by on-going regulatory change, macroeconomic factors and a competitive environment. Avantage Reply can provide a wide range of internal audit and assurance initiatives within a number of areas.
This White Paper takes stock of the current state of play of the resolution framework in the Banking Union, a little bit over one year after the entry into application of the Single Resolution Mechanism, and contemplates the associated challenges (as well as opportunities) for banks in that context.
On 18 April, the FCA released their 2017/18 Business Plan describing their planned work for the coming year. Amongst their priorities relating to retail customers, technology and AML was an announcement from the FCA of planned supervisory interventions in the custodian banking sector.
On Thursday 1st June, Avantage Reply sponsors the PRMIA event on the Future of Models. The event will take place at the Amsterdam Institute of Finance.
On 1st June 2017, Avantage Reply invites you to the GDPR Briefing taking place in Brussels. The event offers the opportunity to discuss the legal framework, the implications as well as the IT impacts of GDPR.
Who runs a bank today: The treasurer, the risk manager or the regulator? On 15 May, Avantage Reply will participate to the IRRBB webinar organised by PRMIA and FIS. Speakers will explain how interest rate management takes into account the treasury, the risk and the regulatory view.
Avantage Reply takes part of the upcoming Funding & Capital Markets Forum 2017 organised by ABIEventi on 11 and 12th May in Milan. Avantage Reply will give a presentation on the Margin Cost Optimization - Machine Learning and Blockchain: minimising the cost of funding associated to collateralisation
On 27 March the BoE published the scenarios for their fourth annual stress test. Clearly this is not just a routine annual process; the BES and IFRS 9 make this test more operationally challenging. This paper takes a brief look at ways banks can improve the efficiency of their stress tests in the future.
Avantage Reply announces its collaboration with Credo, an experienced player in credit risk since 2001, for 2017 and onwards. Through this partnership, Avantage Reply and Credo will collaborate in offering and assisting institutions with the implementation of an end-to-end solution for IFRS9 phase 2.
The EIOPA issued on 2 December 2016 a discussion paper on “potential harmonisation of recovery and resolution frameworks for insurers”. The aim of this document is to focus on key aspects of the discussion paper on which EIOPA is seeking feedback from insurers.
This White Paper shares insights on how Eurozone credit institutions have been dealing with the first two SREP exercises. It also shares our understanding of the ECB’s current and future expectations. Last but not least, the Paper explores the impact of the changes in supervisory practices and how these have affected and will continue to affect credit institutions in the Eurozone.
On 26 April 2017, Avantage Reply hosts a ICAAP/ILAAP roundtable breakfast in Luxembourg.
On 8 March 2017, Avantage Reply hosts a Shadow Banking roundtable breakfast at the Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg.
In the article, Ram Ananth, Senior Manager at Avantage Reply was interviewed on the interpretation of European rules for hard-to-model risks under new trading book capital rules
This Briefing Note focuses on the business model analysis, highlighting areas that banks should carefully evaluate to address the requirements in a timely fashion, considering all compliance and associated operational issues.
Avantage Reply has been announced as Sponsor for the Master in Insurance & Risk Management at MIB Trieste School of Management, nationally accredited and internationally ranked among the top 10 in the World (Eduniversal Ranking 2016). Along with other sponsors, Avantage Reply will serve the School providing insight and advice as the program develops.
Availability of sufficiently granular and reliable data is a major priority of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (‘SSM’). To this end, the ECB is demanding additional and more granular reporting from banks under its supervisory remit by introducing its new reporting requirement: the Analytical Credit Dataset – also known as AnaCredit.
On 23 November 2016, the European Commission released its proposals to amend the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) and the fourth Capital Requirements Directive (CRD 4). This Briefing Note presents an overview of these regulatory developments highlighting areas that banks should carefully evaluate.
Of all the implementation challenges posed by FRTB, data is perhaps the most daunting, given the complexity of the regulation. To help develop industry standards, ISDA has launched the FRTB Data Standards project. This initiative is aimed at reaching a common industry consensus on the interpretation of risk-factor modellability rules under the FRTB, and a shared set of business requirements to support risk-factor assessment and data capture.
The Bank of England has published the results of their annual concurrent stress test confirming that, in aggregate, the UK banking system is sufficiently capitalised to withstand a severe stress. However the regulator has been clear: there is more work to do for banks to have a sufficiently robust stress testing process. In this briefing, Avantage Reply provides its analysis and its perspectives on how banks can up their stress testing game.