The risk reporting environment for banks has changed. Regulatory
imperatives that were largely driven by the financial crisis of 2007—
such as Dodd-Frank, Principles for Effective Risk Data Aggregation
and Risk Reporting (BCBS 239) by the Basel Committee on Banking
Supervision (BCBS), Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review
(CCAR) and others—are impacting banks around the globe. These
imperatives are forcing banks to rethink and reinvent how their
systems integrate and how data from across the bank flows into
the aggregated risk and capital reports required by regulatory
agencies. Banks must be able to convey to agencies that the data is
complete, correct and consistent in order to establish that the reports
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Published By: Tripwire
Published Date: Jun 30, 2009
Understand the issues addressed by the new international banking standard known as the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS or Basel II), and find out how Tripwire can help meet all requirements of Basel II compliance even before it becomes a worldwide banking regulation.
Banks and financial institutions have faced a spate of regulations centered on capital adequacy since the financial crisis started in 2008. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) initiated a series of reforms to strengthen risk, capital and liquidity rules across banks. Among the important changes recommended are new rules for calculating Tier I and Tier II capital and the inclusion of additional risk measurement components for market risk, liquidity risk and counterparty risk. Despite these changes, a key drawback of the Basel framework is its focus on historical capital adequacy. While being useful, it does not help assess the impact of stress events on banks from an ex-ante basis. Hence regulatory agencies in several jurisdictions have mandated banks to define a forward-looking capital plan that incorporates stress scenarios.