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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.

Regulatory & Compliance

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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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Risk Management

White Paper

IT Risk

This Whitepaper sheds light on ECB, FCA and PRA Supervisory expectations regarding IT Risk Management and provides insights on how banks should address them.

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TRIM

White Paper

Supervisory benchmarking and TRIM

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.

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SREP 2019

Briefing Note

SREP 2019: what can be learned regarding SREP 2018 outcomes?

This briefing note aims to present and analyse the key facts and main outcomes of the Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process 2018, as applicable in 2019.

Article

Tackling an automation project

Right from the outset, a successful automation project must take into account  technical and technological aspects on the one hand and organisational issues on the other. Data robotics significantly disrupt an organisation's operational approach and also require major change management initiatives.

11.06.2019 - 12.06.2019 / London

Event

Risk EMEA 2019

Avantage Reply takes part in the 8th Annual Risk EMEA 2019 Summit, the premier financial risk, regulation and technology summit, taking place in London on 11-12 June.

SREP

Briefing Note

EBA’S Revised SREP Guidelines

The comprehensive common EU SREP framework was established in 2014 and has been applied in practice since 2016. Following global regulatory developments, as well as the EBA's supervisory convergence assessments, specific changes were needed to reinforce the SREP framework.

01.11.2018 / Amsterdam

Event

Brexit Lunch

Avantage Reply is partnering with the Dutch Foreign Banker’s Association to discuss the impact of Brexit on Financial Services

CRO Insights Journal

CRO Insights Journal

Getting ready FOR the new general data protection regulation

There have been vast changes since the 1995 introduction of the Data Protection Directive that is being replaced. In this edition, we remind the legal framework and enter the discussion of how the GDPR is being handled by Banks. We share the lessons learned, the challenges and give recommendations. Finally, we welcome our readers to put themselves in the shoes of a DPO and tackle the complexity of GDPR with a PAI.

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14.11.2018 - 15.11.2018 / London

Event

PRMIA Annual Risk Leader Summit

Avantage Reply is partnering with PRMIA for its annual Risk Leader Summit, in London on 14-15 November. This is an invitation-only gathering for risk practitioners of CRO/MD level seniority in a Financial Institution, with 140+ eligible risk practitioners attending.

27.09.2018 / Luxembourg

Event

Anacredit Workshop with ECB

Avantage Reply will be hosting a Anacredit Workshop with ECB in Luxembourg. The workshop will provide an opportunity to share the experience on Anacredit implementation for institutions, take a look at functional requirements and IT architecture and learn from industry practices and solutions.

18.09.2018 / BRUSSELS

Event

ePrivacy

Avantage Reply hosts a compliance breakfast session on 18th September to discuss the new requirements of the ePrivacy regulations. The session will aim to enhance the protection of confidential electronic communications by aligning and strengthening the rules for electronic communication services with the new standards of General Data Protection Regulation.

Model Risk

White Paper

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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11.09.2018 / BRUSSELS

Event

New definition of default brainstorming

Avantage Reply hosts a default breakfast event on the 11th of September their premises in Brussels. Learn about the IRB approach in submitting an application package for the new definition of default.

Banking

Article

BRIDGING THE GAP TOWARDS OPEN BANKING

Blue Reply, the Reply group company specialising in the design and implementation of solutions based on IBM Technologies, offers an operational model for open banking based on APIs and cybersecurity – aspects that place the focus on cloud-native architectural paradigms.

13.04.2018 / Data compliance

Press Article

Data Management

Five years after BCBS 239 risk data requirements were introduced, Rob Konowalchuk, Partner at Avantage Reply, investigates what’s changed and where banks are heading.

12.04.2018 / London

Event

Managing Interest Rate Risk: regulatory challenges and technology opportunities

On 12 April 2018, Avantage Reply will host an event on Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book (IRRBB) in London.

22.03.2018 / Paris

Event

Anacredit

On 22 March 2018, Avantage Reply is hosting an event on AnaCredit in Paris.

Operational Risk & Data Robotics

White Paper

Operational Risk & Data Robotics

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.

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08.03.2018 / Paris

Event

Stress Testing Roundtable

Avantage Reply is hosting a roundtable on Stress Testing in Paris on 8 March 2018.

02.03.2018 / Brussels

Event

Stress Testing Breakfast

Avantage Reply will be hosting a Stress Testing Breakfast in Brussels on 2 March 2018. The meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the field of stress testing and their implications for Risk and Financial Management.

Stress tests

Briefing Note

BCBS/EBA: Latest Publications on Supervisory and Institution Stress Tests

This briefing note focuses on the key sets of guidelines on institutions' stress testing, highlighting areas that banks should carefully evaluate to address the requirements in a timely fashion considering compliance and associated operational issues.