BCBS published a report that examines the Pillar 2 supervisory review practices and approaches in Basel member jurisdictions. The report concludes that there is a rich range of practices among BCBS member jurisdictions in how they implement Pillar 2 of the Basel Framework. In key areas—such as risk management—all supervisors assess and evaluate banks’ risk frameworks, thresholds, and triggers.
The report covers key areas of the Pillar 2 supervisory review process, including the risk assessment process, risk appetites, board and senior management roles, and supervisory practices adopted to enhance transparency and bank disclosure practices. The report further describes a number of selected Pillar 2 risks, including business risk and interest rate risk in the banking book (IRRBB). Finally, the report presents a range of actions that are taken under Pillar 2. Case studies are included throughout the report to illustrate supervisory practices. Content from the report should be helpful to BCBS members and non-members alike as well as to the industry at large.
The report shows that most supervisors rely on banks' internal capital adequacy assessment process (ICAAP) and other risk reporting. In areas of emerging risks, each supervisor is pursuing the areas that appear to pose the greatest risk to the banks it supervises and to its banking system. Supervisors also tailor and apply rules of proportionality, as they supervise banks with different risk profiles and in different economic and financial environments. As intended under Pillar 2 of the Basel Framework, jurisdictional approaches to developing, implementing, and executing a supervisory review regime are aligned with local needs and expectations. This approach both complements and supports the other two pillars of the Basel Framework. Notwithstanding some differences in supervisory approaches adopted by BCBS members, the Pillar 2 outcomes across these jurisdictions take similar direction. Furthermore, BCBS jurisdictions try to minimize any potential effect on banks from jurisdictional differences through cooperation in supervisory colleges and other forms of collaboration and coordination. The supervisors are expected to continue to develop Pillar 2 practices over time and adjust to new risks and methodologies.
Keywords: International, Banking, Pillar 2, Basel III, IRRBB, Risk Management, ICAAP Proportionality, Credit Risk, Supervisory Review, Reporting, BCBS
In a recent Market Notice, the Bank of England (BoE) confirmed that green gilts will have equivalent eligibility to existing gilts in its market operations.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published the policy statement PS21/9 on implementation of the Investment Firms Prudential Regime.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) proposed regulatory technical standards that set out criteria for identifying shadow banking entities for the purpose of reporting large exposures.
The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) proposed a set of recommendations on the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings and data providers.
The European Commission (EC) announced plans to defer the application of 13 regulatory technical standards under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (2019/2088) by six months, from January 01, 2022 to July 01, 2022.
The Bank of England (BoE) published a consultation paper on approach to setting minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL), an operational guide on executing bail-in, and a statement from the Deputy Governor Dave Ramsden.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) is seeking preliminary input on standardization of the proportionality assessment methodology for credit institutions and investment firms.
Certain regulatory authorities in the US are extending period for completion of the review of certain residential mortgage provisions and for publication of notice disclosing the determination of this review until December 20, 2021.
The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published the policy statement PS18/21, which introduces an amendment in the definition of "higher paid material risk taker" in the Remuneration Part of the PRA Rulebook.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published its annual report on asset encumbrance in banking sector.