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Avantage Reply and Xuccess Reply's Risk & Regulatory Academy

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.

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Internal Audit Support

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.

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Model Risk

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Model Risk Management

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.

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21.06.2017 / Milan

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Data Driven Banking

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.

14.06.2017 - 15.06.2017 / Rome

Event

Unione Bancaria e Basilea 3 - Risk & Supervision 2017

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.

Custody banks

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FCA plans review of custody banks’operational resilience

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.

01.06.2017 / Amsterdam

Event

The Future of Models

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.

01.06.2017 / GDPR

Event

GDPR breakfast

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.

SRM

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The Single Resolution Mechanism: Stock take and looking forward

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.  

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15.05.2017 / London

Event

What is the value of ALM under the new regime of IRRBB?

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.

11.05.2017 / Milan

Event

Funding & Capital Markets Forum 2017

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

UK stress test

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The Bank of England 2017 stress test: A catalyst for more efficient stress testing

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.

24.03.2017 / PARTNERSHIP

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Avantage Reply announces its partnership with Credo

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.

Recovery and Resolution

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Recovery and Resolution Frameworks for Insurers

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.

26.04.2017 / Luxembourg

Event

Implementing the ICAAP & ILAAP in LSIs and SIs – Lessons Learned

On 26 April 2017, Avantage Reply hosts a ICAAP/ILAAP roundtable breakfast in Luxembourg.

08.03.2017 / Luxembourg

Event

Implementing CSSF Circular 16/647: Shadow Banking Limits

On 8 March 2017, Avantage Reply hosts a Shadow Banking roundtable breakfast at the Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg.

26.01.2017 / Risk.net

Press Article

EC gold-plating of FRTB raises risk of global divergence

​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 ​

SSM SREP

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SSM SREP: Where are we after the first two exercises?

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.

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Bank's business models

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Banks’ business models: Enhanced monitoring by the ECB

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. ​

02.01.2017 / Trieste

News & Communication

Avantage Reply announced as sponsor for the MIRM at MIB Trieste School of Management

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. ​

CRR 2/ CRD 5

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CRR 2/CRD 5: High-level overview of the European Commission Proposals

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.