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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.
Models are an integral part of modern banking. They are used inter alia to price transactions, value portfolios and optimise returns. They are also a key cornerstone of the regulatory framework, used to determine required capital and liquidity. In this paper, we set out the key cornerstones of a modern model risk management framework. We start with an overview of the regulatory (i.e., mandatory) requirements, but then consider in greater detail other aspects of the framework, in particular those where some element of management discretion remains.
On 18 July 2017, Avantage Reply will co-host a Recovery and Resolution Planning client breakfast with Albany Beck at The Mercer in London.
In this article, Risk.Net gives an overview of the current trends in the finance and risk university programmes and how practitioners such as Avantage Reply actively collaborate to students' development.
On 21st June, Avantage Reply gives a presentation on Blockchain between Regulator and Central Banks at the 'Data Driven Banking' event organised by ABIFormazione in Milan.
Avantage Reply takes part in the event “Unione Bancaria e Basilea 3 - Risk & Supervision 2017” organised by “Associazione Bancaria Italiana” on 14 and 15 June in Rome.
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.
Data Robotics Solutions are emerging as a highly effective, yet practical approach for banks to reduce operational risk, improve efficiency, reduce costs and derive additional value. From Robotic Process Automation to machine learning enabled Intelligent Process Automation, banks that have started implementing these solutions are reaping the rewards, both from a financial and compliance perspective.
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.
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.
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.
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.