Deloitte and SAS sign business collaboration agreement

The level and complexity of prudential regulation continues to make the design and maintenance of high quality and compliant regulatory processes an increasing challenge. Banks, building societies and other lenders must meet a growing list of requirements relating to risk model management, calculation and reporting for capital planning, impairment and liquidity. Combining new technology and a managed service operating model gives these organisations the opportunity to benefit from economies of scale and to mutualise the costs of regulatory compliance across the industry.

Deloitte and SAS announced that they are collaborating under a recently signed Managed Analytics Service Provider (MASP) agreement to offer ‘Risk Calculation and Reporting’ as a managed risk service delivered via a cloud-based technology platform. This collaboration brings together advanced analytical software with Deloitte’s specialist services in Financial Risk Measurement and Managed Risk Services, to offer an integrated, highly automated and auditable processes.

The Managed Risk Service is a more agile approach that is structured to benefit our clients by removing the need for extensive investment in staff training and delivery costs associated with the implementation of an on-premises solution, reducing ongoing costs and enhancing business agility. This technology has great potential, which we aim to allow our clients to benefit from,” affirms s, Head of Deloitte’s Managed Risk Services.

Four interrelated modules are being offered to banks, building societies and other lenders, which delivers calculation and reporting outcomes as a service across:

  • IFRS 9 impairment: The new IFRS 9 Financial Instruments Standard requires compliant and consistent impairment calculations (at an account and aggregated level) based on Expected Credit Loss models and expert credit judgement.
  • Capital: The new and changing Basel requirements require firms to calculate, consolidate and report Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 Capital on a controlled basis, whilst having the flexibility to quickly assess business impacts.
  • Stress Testing: The increased use of stress testing as an instrument for regulators to assess the flexibility and strength of financial institutions is forcing firms to deliver enhanced processes and reporting in order to embed analysis in management decision making.
  • Liquidity: The fast-changing liquidity regulatory reporting requirements have increasing complexity and require a quality-assured, highly controlled process.

“The agreement is a key breakthrough for banks, building societies and other lenders in North West Europe, providing more accessible and more flexible opportunities to complete regulatory analytics, risk measurement and compliance reporting,” Rob Spee Director, SAS Global Channels, explains.

Deloitte was recently named the 2018 SAS Global Partner of the Year and 2018 SAS Sub-regional UKI Partner of the Year. As a 14-year SAS Platinum Partner with Risk Specialisation and Analytics Competency, Deloitte has the depth and breadth of expertise to maximize the use of the risk technology for these services.

“We recognise that with increased regulatory expectations and emergent technologies, the future of risk management will look dramatically different from which many are familiar with and current risk frameworks are set up for. This Managed Risk Service brings the benefits of this cutting-edge technology to a much broader population of banks, building societies and other lenders. This will enhance risk management and ultimately, deliver stronger competition and greater stability in the long term,” Julian Leake, Head of Deloitte’s Financial Services Risk Advisory in North West Europe, points out.


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