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FRTB and BCBS239: Raising the data bar
02 Jun

FRTB and BCBS239: Raising the data bar

The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) final text was published in January 2016 by the Basel Committee (BCBS).  The aims of the FRTB BCBS standards are to better factor market risk into trading book risk models, and to prevent banks moving instruments between the trading book and the banking book in order to Read More

24 Sep

Risk off

This article originally appeared in the autumn 2014 edition of Markit Magazine.   JWG analysis. The Basel Committee’s principles for effective risk data aggregation and risk reporting (BCBS 239) may be among the least well known components of the post-financial crisis reform package. Yet they could ultimately bring about the most significant changes to the Read More

19 Nov

The cost of implementing the LEI: CDOs under the gun?

  • 19th November 2013
  • RegTechFS

A big theme present at a big industry data conference earlier this month was how firms were approaching the BCBS’s standards on risk data aggregation as well as the implementation of the regulatory data agenda. With the FSB and the BCBS agreeing that “higher expectations” must be met by G-SIFIs for risk data aggregation and Read More

18 Jun

Risk data aggregation: forming the view from nowhere

Without a consolidated viewpoint on what new risk data requirements mean, firms will be at a loss when it comes to determining best practice. The deadline for firms to upgrade their risk data aggregation capabilities is fast approaching. The Basel Committee for Banking Supervision’s Principles for Risk Data Aggregation and Risk Reporting are due to Read More

15 May

New intraday liquidity reporting requirements will need further alignment?

In April, the BCBS announced that internationally active banks would be required to submit intraday liquidity reports to their regulators on a monthly basis.  In their short paper, ‘Monitoring tools for intraday liquidity management’, they set out several measures of intraday liquidity, scenarios for stress testing and a reporting template.  However, there are several major Read More

05 Apr

Into the limelight! Risk data aggregation makes headlines

Until now, awareness of BCBS Principles for Effective Risk Data Aggregation and Risk Reporting has largely been confined to a privileged few.  Thomson Reuters has now achieved first mover advantage in the race to the board room with this conversation with an expose of how regulators and firms are moving at different speeds on this Read More

22 Mar

Firms to audit BCBS risk data aggregation principles implementation

On 21st March, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision released a consultation on its upcoming guidance for the external audit of banks. Auditors have been tarred, along with institutions like credit rating agencies, with having a hand in the poor practices that led to the 2008 financial crisis. The BCBS’ guidance is aimed at distancing auditors from Read More

20 Mar

Mirror, mirror: Your risk data aggregation self-assessment

Though it has always been ingrained in the G20 agenda, data has finally come to the fore this year with the release of the BCBS’ Principles for Effective Risk Data Aggregation. Middle and back office professionals in major financial centres now find themselves with a number of difficult questions, which senior management must now be Read More

25 Feb

Risk data aggregation: the great unknowns revealed

What will firms need to solve internally, and what will need industry collaboration? In 2009, the G20 committed, in their action plan, to strengthening risk management controls and policy principles. This was followed up with a 2010 report by the Senior Supervisors Group (SSG), highlighting poor IT infrastructure practices which were having a negative impact Read More

13 Feb

Risk management failings: beyond the “Whale”

Multiple risk management failings, resulting in high profile fines and exposing the ineptitude of boards in understanding the complex risks, coupled with poor internal controls and assessment findings, have painted a grim picture of risk management in 2013. The Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) recent Thematic Review of Risk Governance further corroborates this picture.  The report Read More