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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.
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.
On Thursday 8 February 2018, Avantage Reply will host a Model Risk Management event in our offices at 38 Grosvenor Gardens. The event provides participants an opportunity to better understand the evolving regulatory requirements and discuss the industry approaches.
On the 31 October 2017, the EBA published a consultation paper. The objective is to consult on the revisions in the first quarter of 2018, targeting practical implementation by the end of 2018. This publication focuses on the implications of these latest developments for banks, highlighting areas that should be evaluated when addressing the requirements, considering all compliance operational issues.
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision bowed to the inevitable on December 7, announcing a three-year postponement to the implementation of the FRTB, which had been due for January 2019. Lawmakers in the European Union had been thinking about delaying beyond that date, and the US transposition process has not even started. (Samuel Wilkes, Risk.Net)
On Tuesday 12 December 2017, Avantage Reply will be hosting a Business Breakfast meeting in its offices in Luxembourg. The Breakfast will provide an opportunity to discuss evolving regulatory requirements and industry approaches to the management of model risk with a focus on independent model validation.
On 9th November, Rob Konowalchuk, Associate Partner will be one of the guest speakers to the regulatory webinar organised by Lombard Risk. The webinar is the opportunity to hear how firms can prepare for the array of uncertainty impacting regulatory compliance planning, ranging from what’s next from the PRA’s Rulebook Reporting Requirements, the European reporting roadmap and of course how RegTech innovations may change operational processes.
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 27th October 2017, Avantage Reply hosts an IRRBB Breakfast Event in its offices in Luxembourg. The participants will have the opportunity to hear presentations on the changes in the regulatory focus regarding IRRBB, the complexity with an IRRBB tool and the implications for banks.
The Regulatory Reporting landscape is changing fast. What are the challenges and prioritisation for Banks? Discover the plethora of reporting requirements facing banks and the solutions Avantage Reply offers.
On 27th September, Avantage Reply will be speaker to the Lombard Risk Regulatory Conference. During the event, participants will hear directly from the regulator on upcoming regulatory changes, as well as enhance your industry knowledge through the lively presentations and panel discussions.
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.
During 2017, the EBA and the ECB released several publications concerning the SREP process and supervisory stress tests. This Briefing Note focuses on the implications of these latest regulatory developments, highlighting areas that banks should carefully evaluate to address the requirements in a timely fashion, considering all compliance and associated operational issues.
On 26th September, Axiom is hosting an event on AnaCredit at Sofitel in Luxembourg. During the session Axiom will be covering business requirements with regulators specifically for Luxembourg. You will also be able to hear from one of our clients about their experience with the AxiomSL platform.
On 22 September, Avantage Reply hosts a Data Quality & Automation in Insurance event. The audience will have the opportunity to discover the importance of data quality (NBB), a feedback on the Risk Data Quality Automation (Euler Hermes), a feedback on the Solvency II Closing Process Automation (P&V) and case studies (Avantage Reply).
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.
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 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.