Winter 2005 Vol. 2, Issue 2 - Table of Contents
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Letter from the Director
Financial modeling represents an increasingly important management tool for the banking industry; however, the models themselves introduce a new source of risk the potential to inform management decisions incorrectly. Strong governance procedures can help minimize model risk. This article suggests areas of examiner review when evaluating the adequacy of a bank's oversight, control, and validation of models.
Online Delivery of Banking Services: Making Consumers Feel Secure
Strengthening security for Internet-based financial transactions has become a priority for banks, regulators, and consumers. This article reviews key findings of an FDIC study that evaluates a variety of identity authentication technologies. The article also focuses on interagency guidance requiring insured financial institutions and service providers to address the protection of sensitive customer data and assets as part of the development of Internet banking products and services.
Enforcement Actions Against Individuals: Case Studies
Second in a series about the enforcement action process as it applies to individuals, this article discusses two cases of insider misconduct one of embezzlement and the other of loan fraud. The article highlights internal control weaknesses that facilitated the misconduct and presents an overview of the elements of an effective internal audit program.
From the Examiners
Desk... The FDIC's Relationship Manager Program: A Win/Win Situation
Relationships between banks and their regulators have evolved into an alliance. This article describes the FDIC's Relationship Manager Program, an initiative that will further strengthen relationships between the FDIC and bank management while continuing to improve the supervision process.
Capital and Accounting
News... Basel II and the Potential Effect on Insured Institutions in the United States: Results of the Fourth Quantitative Impact Study
The Federal banking agencies have focused on the implementation of the Basel II Capital Accord since 1998. Before the United States implements significant changes to capital policy, the proposed rules must be evaluated. This article reviews the Basel II framework and highlights the results of the most recent quantitative impact study.
Regulatory and Supervisory Roundup
This feature provides an overview of recently released regulations and supervisory guidance.
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Donald E. Powell
Christopher J. Spoth
Acting Director, Division of Supervision
and Consumer Protection
Steven D. Fritts
Journal Executive Board
Donna J. Gambrell, Deputy Director
John M. Lane, Deputy Director
William A. Stark, Acting Deputy Director
John F. Carter, Regional Director
Doreen R. Eberley, Acting Regional Director
Stan R. Ivie, Regional Director
James D. LaPierre, Regional Director
Scott M. Polakoff, Regional Director
Mark S. Schmidt, Regional Director
Kim E. Lowry
Brett A. McCallister
April G. Schwab
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