Managing risk is central to any business, no matter the sector. It has always been crucially important in the financial sector, but more so now than ever before due to increased regulation and media scrutiny. Managing risk effectively helps you protect customers, shareholders, your employees and ultimately, a business’ reputation.
Recent technological advancements have accelerated the integration of AI and machine learning models into more and more banking processes. In today’s banking industry, institutions not using AI and machine learning risk losing their competitive edge, as competitors are increasingly enhancing their strategic decisions with the powerful analytical capabilities of AI and machine learning.
On 29 March 2019, the UK will leave the EU after 46 years of continuous membership. What exactly will Brexit mean for Financial Institutions? What actions will need to be taken as a result? While the exact answers to these questions depend on the outcome of UK-EU negotiations, this Whitepaper explores the consequences of the possible scenarios to help Financial Institutions brace for impact.
In February 2017, the ECB launched the executive phase of the Targeted Review on Internal Models (TRIM). This White Paper provides both an update for the Credit Risk side and shares the common understanding related to the latest results and future points of attention. It also discusses the requirements for the design of the process and IT architectures supporting the regulatory exercises, as well as providing best practices for institutions.
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.
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.
2016 promises to be another challenging year with more extensive regulatory involvement and further disruption of existing business models. Whilst financial industry firms will continue to rebuild their balance sheets and implement new regulations designed to strengthen standards for a simpler and safer industry, this year will bring additional challenges of dealing with new entrants, including fintech companies, and the necessity of business restructuring and portfolio rebalancing to achieve viable capital and cost bases.
The paper provides an overview of the BCBS 239, including its objectives and requirements, along with some of the stumbling blocks identified by the surveyed G-SIBs and D-SIBs so far. Finally, the paper identifies key areas for successful BCBS 239 compliance, and looks at how banks can use the requirements outlined in the principles to their competitive advantage.
This report takes stock of the evolving regulatory requirements and industry practices in the Eurozone and the UK, focusing on outsourcing by custodian banks, depositary banks and asset servicing companies
(referred to collectively in this report as ‘custodian banks’ for the sake of readability). The intention is to provide an overview of outsourcing in the current environment and to convey an understanding of the trajectory of
outsourcing practices, regulation and supervision.
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.
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.
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.
Over the next 12 months the transformation of the financial services industry is set to continue to accelerate. This paper sets out our view on some of the key challenges for firms in 2015 across three key areas: Regulatory Change; Digital Transformation; Business Optimisation.
TECHNICAL STANDARDS ON THE CONTENT OF RECOVERY PLANS IN THE EUROPEAN UNIONThe objective of this paper, is to provide our clients with a comprehensive review of the technical standards related to recovery plans, and observations provided by the industry. Informed by
Avantage Reply’s experience in assisting our clients with the preparation of recovery plans, this paper also functions as a user-friendly guide to the technical process of recovery plan preparation.
MiFID II builds on the principles of original MiFID and extends the scope to cover more asset classes, financial market participants and activities. Given significant volume of change, firms need to initiate assessment of potential impact on their businesses now and start scheduling work required to comply with the regulation.
In January 2013, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued a set of Principles to improve banks’ risk management practices, decision-making processes and resolvability. This Practice Note looks into the implementation of the Principles to date not only in G-SIBs but also in medium-sized banks.