Operational Risk Management: An Evolving Discipline
Growing complexity in the banking industry, several large and widely publicized operational losses in recent years, and a changing regulatory capital regime have prompted both banks and banking supervisors to view operational risk management (ORM) increasingly as a distinct discipline, just like management of credit risk and market risk. This article provides an introduction to operational risk, outlines the current state of ORM, and describes different quantification approaches in this emerging field
Banks and Hurricanes: A Look Back at the Storms of 2004 2005
As the hurricane season of 2006 approaches, we look back at some of the challenges bankers faced during the storms of the 2004-2005 seasons, which may provide context for bankers when they review plans for maintaining operations in the event of a disaster. This article is an informal compilation of experiences and thoughts about the challenges and planning options illustrated by those experiences.
Enforcement Actions Against Individuals: 2005 A Year in Review
Third in a series about the enforcement action process as it applies to individuals, this article summarizes enforcement actions brought against individuals during 2005, with a particular focus on losses to banks resulting from insider misconduct or fraud. The article highlights the importance of strong oversight of operating management and reemphasizes the need for strong internal control and audit programs
From the Examiners
Desk... Two Years After: Assessing the Impact of the New HMDA Reporting Requirements
The Federal Reserve Board's latest revisions to data collection and reporting requirements for Regulation C, the implementing regulation for the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), allow examiners to conduct more precise analyses than in the past. This article focuses on how the changes to Regulation C have affected fair lending examinations and the HMDA examination process. It also explores the most common HMDA violations cited since the changes were implemented.
Capital and Accounting
News... Accounting for Employee Stock Options
On January 1, 2006, the accounting rules for employee stock options changed. On that date, Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123 (Revised), Share-Based Payment, took effect for entities with a calendar year fiscal year and eliminated an entity's choice between two significantly different methods of accounting for employee stock options. This article discusses the key provisions of this new accounting standard and its effect on banks' reported earnings and capital levels.
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