Credit portfolio management (CPM) is a key function for banks (and other financial institutions, including insurers and institutional investors) with large, multifaceted portfolios of credit, often including illiquid loans. Historically, its role has been to understand the institution’s aggregate credit risk, improve returns on those risks—sometimes by trading loans in the secondary market, and hedging—and identifying and managing concentrations of risk. In contrast to traditional origination and credit risk-management functions that look only at individual deals or borrowers, CPM looks across the entire credit book. Read more
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Banks have made dramatic changes to risk management in the past decade—and the pace of change shows no signs of slowing. Here are five initiatives to help them stay ahead.
Risk management in banking has been transformed over the past decade, largely in response to regulations that emerged from the global financial crisis. But we believe it could be set to undergo even more sweeping change in the next decade. Indeed, while risk-operational processes such as credit administration today account for some 50 percent of the function’s staff, and analytics just 15 percent, by 2025 those figures could be around 25 percent and 40 percent respectively. Read more
Compliance risk has become one of the most significant ongoing concerns for financial-institution executives. Since 2009, regulatory fees have dramatically increased relative to banks’ earnings and credit losses (Exhibit 1). Additionally, the scope of regulatory focus continues to expand. Mortgage servicing was a learning opportunity for the US regulators that, following the crisis, resulted in increasingly tight scrutiny across many other areas (for example, mortgage fulfillment, deposits, and cards). New topics continue to emerge, such as conduct risk, next-generation Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) risk, risk culture, and third- and fourth-party (that is, subcontractors) risk, among others. Read full Article