Making sources of risk transparent

Best practice risk management dictates that risk professionals within a banking organisation are able to quickly and accurately identify sources of risk, and effectively report these upwards to senior management. Corporate governance regulations have increased the visibility of the risk function with many CROs now reporting directly to the CEO. Mat Newman, director of product management for Adaptiv, discusses how to determine the correct level of systems support for such risk reporting

Data completeness

The basis for any sound risk reporting system is a comprehensive and accurate set of data pertaining to the risks under review. For credit risk this means generating a single obligor view of counterparty exposures, along with important customer characteristics, which are typically used for risk aggregation purposes - industry, rating, geography etc. Gathering this data from multiple disparate source systems can be a daunting task. Interfaces need to be built and

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