By Peter Haines
In 2013 the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published “The Principles for Effective Risk-Data Aggregation and Risk Reporting”. These principles, which became BCBS 239, were designed to remedy the risk data aggregation and risk reporting failings exposed during the financial crisis, and to deliver greater clarity and quicker information. The ambition of the Committee was to empower banks and financial institutions to facilitate better decision making. It took effect from January 2016, introducing a set of 14 best-practice principles spread across four closely related topics: overarching governance and infrastructure, risk data aggregation capabilities, risk reporting practices, and supervisory review, tools and cooperation.
Banks need to not only demonstrate the ability to perform effective and regular risk management, but also to conduct ad hoc risk assessments (e.g., of critical credit, market and liquidity positions and exposures during times of stress and crisis). For some organisations, achieving compliance will entail a fundamental review of their data structures, processes and systems.
BCBS 239 is problematic because it offers few clear metrics to measure compliance effectiveness. BCBS 239: Guiding Principles for Compliance gives the reader an overview of the regulation in addition to details on its principles, the data management issues raised, and its requirement for data that is accurate, complete, timely and appropriate. Editor Peter Haines has assembled a team of contributors who cover the governance requirements of the regulation and describe best practice for compliance.
|Publication date||30 Nov 2017|
|Size||155mm x 235mm|
Foreword: Hany Choueiri (State Street)