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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.
This Whitepaper sheds light on ECB, FCA and PRA Supervisory expectations regarding IT Risk Management and provides insights on how banks should address them.
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.
The CSDR (Central Securities Depository Regulation) was put into effect in September 2014, with the objective of harmonising settlement process and systems across Europe, after the financial crisis. This briefing note focuses on the role of the Settlement Internaliser and its reporting requirements under this regulation.
The European Commission introduced the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation to increase the transparency of securities financing markets. Avantage Reply takes a close look at the implications, challenges and opportunities posed by the regulation.
Avantage Reply is partnering for the second year with PRMIA for its annual Risk Leader Summit. This is an invitation-only gathering for risk practitioners of CRO/MD level seniority in a Financial Institution, with over 150 eligible risk practitioners attending.
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.
Around 100 participants were present at EBA FinTech regulation and EBA roundtable meeting, during which were identified six areas for further analysis. These priority topics will leverage knowledge and expertise from participants in the EBA’s new FinTech Knowledge Hub, thus working on comparative assessment with a view to identify best practices.
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.
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.
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.
Avantage Reply is partnering with the
Dutch Foreign Banker’s Association to discuss the impact of Brexit on Financial Services
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 April 2018,
Avantage Reply will host an event on
Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book (IRRBB) in
On 22 March 2018, Avantage Reply is hosting an event on AnaCredit in Paris.