Featured Product

    CBK Implements Advanced Stress Testing Framework for Banks

    December 29, 2020

    The Governor of CBK announced the development of a new framework for stress testing the banking system. The CBK Governor Dr. Mohammad Y. Al-Hashel said that the newly developed framework represents a holistic, highly flexible, and dynamic stress-testing approach that allows the incorporation of varied scenarios with a multitude of micro- and macro-economic and financial variables with capabilities to reflect the impact in granular detail on different sectors. CBK will start applying the new stress-testing framework on the current year’s data and announce the results thereof in the first quarter of 2021.

    The Governor emphasized that CBK has been working on developing stress-testing frameworks and models since the COVID-19 outbreak. These frameworks, built in collaboration with an international consultant, match the increasingly complex and highly uncertain economic environment by utilizing advanced technology, analysis of a multitude of economic and banking variables, and input by global experts to ensure the ability of the newly developed framework to produce forward-looking outputs in line with the defined scenarios. To ensure its efficacy, the new framework was back-tested using 2019 data. The results proved the framework’s effectiveness and capability in translating the varied stress-testing scenarios with consistent outputs. 

    The Governor concluded his statement by indicating that the new stress-testing framework represents the completion of the first phase of a broader project, with the following phase now in-development. In the upcoming phase, the project will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to enhance output quality, improve the ability to analyze different drivers and capabilities, and capture evolving economic drivers and trends. This will instill a deeper understanding that will evolve alongside the economic landscape and banking sector and, hence, ensure the quality of the stress-testing exercises. 

     

    Related LinkPress Release

     

    Keywords: Middle East and Africa, Kuwait, Banking, Stress Testing, COVID-19, Basel, CBK

    Featured Experts
    Related Articles
    News

    EBA Sets Out Standards for Pillar 3 Disclosures of ESG Risks

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published the final draft implementing technical standards on Pillar 3 disclosures on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks.

    January 24, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EBA Proposes Guidelines on Remuneration Benchmarking, High Earner Data

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) proposed to update the guidelines on the data collection exercise on high earners and the remuneration benchmarking exercise under the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD).

    January 21, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    MAS Issues Updates on Its Activities: Ravi Menon Becomes NGFS Chair

    The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) announced the appointment of Mr. Ravi Menon, the Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), as its new Chair for a two-year term.

    January 21, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    CBIRC Issues Rules on Related-Party Transactions and Outsourcing Risks

    The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) issued rules on related-party transactions and outsourcing risks.

    January 21, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    OSFI Issues Results of Pilot on Climate Risk Scenario Analysis

    The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) published an update on the discussion paper that intended to engage federally regulated financial institutions and other interested stakeholders in a dialog with OSFI, to proactively enhance and align assurance expectations over key regulatory returns.

    January 20, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    EC Issues Regulation on Adjustments to K-Factor Coefficients Under IFR

    The European Commission (EC) published a report summarizing responses to the targeted consultation on the supervisory convergence and the single rulebook in the European Union (EU).

    January 20, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    BIS Tests CBDC with Banks; FIS Examines Tech Firm Licensing Regime

    The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) announced successful test integration of wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC) settlement with commercial banks, as part of the Project Helvetia.

    January 20, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    ECB Issues Opinions on Green Bonds Standard and CRR Proposals

    The European Central Bank (ECB) published its opinion on a proposal for a regulation on European green bonds, following a request from the European Parliament.

    January 19, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    ESRB Explores Policy Response to Risks Arising from Digitalization

    The Advisory Scientific Committee (ASC) of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) published a report that explores the expected impact of digitalization on provision of financial and banking services, and proposes policy measures to address the risks stemming from digitalization.

    January 18, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    News

    HKMA Consults on FIRO Code, Revises Policy on Foreign Exchange Risk

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is consulting on the draft Financial Institutions (Resolution) Ordinance (Cap. 628), or FIRO, Code of Practice chapter on liquidity and funding in resolution, until March 14, 2022.

    January 18, 2022 WebPage Regulatory News
    RESULTS 1 - 10 OF 7912