In the current environment of heighted uncertainly, change, and competition, Ankura’s risk advisory experts are uniquely positioned to help management, boards, investors, and regulators address their most pressing risk matters. The breadth of our team’s experience allows us to provide our clients with a unique perspective and substantial financial industry insight on current and emerging risks and regulatory issues.
Our deep bench of experts is comprised of highly-accredited experts in banking, financial services, structured finance as well as qualitative and quantitative analysis, consulting, credit ratings, regulatory compliance, business and digital transformations, audit, and risk management. Our senior resources are involved in each engagement ensuring that the client experience surpasses expectations. Our approach is to work collaboratively with our clients encouraging knowledge transfer, so their teams are better positioned to handle similar exercises in the future. Our team operates under a few simple principles: responsiveness, commitment, accountability, and efficient and timely execution.
Internal audit plays a crucial role in the ongoing maintenance and assessment of a bank’s internal controls, risk management, model risk management, governance systems, and processes.
London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), once dubbed the world’s most important number, has been rocked by manipulation scandals and will be replaced by year-end 2021.
The increasing reliance on models, as well as the wider application of models, amplifies the need for an effective and efficient model risk management (MRM) function.
Impacting every area of a financial institution, the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) standard is the largest accounting change in 40 years. While CECL requires revisions to current modeling practices, that’s only the start.
With banks facing an increasing barrage of new and heightened risk, a risk appetite framework is a central requirement for effective risk governance, as it codifies the strategic risk approach and methodology for a financial institution.
Bank capital and a bank’s liquidity position are distinct but related concepts that are central to understanding what banks do, the risks they take, and how best those risks should be mitigated.
The scope of the regulatory examination process continues to become increasingly complex and a favorable examination result is imperative to the sustainability of the bank, its management, and the ongoing strategy.