Stepping off the curb: A better governance structure and effective operating models for regulatory reporting

Regulatory reporting operating model – A new paradigm

Heightened regulatory expectations for regulatory reporting requires institutions to focus on preparing high-quality reports. One key element of this focus should be a governance structure that enforces accountability, measures data quality, mitigates reporting and operational risks, and allocates resources to address data and financial reporting challenges.

An “optimized” regulatory operating model involves managing and measuring regulatory reporting risk as a firm-wide activity. As such, the regulatory reporting operating model should follow a centralized framework, where corporate finance, risk, and business line executives create an equal partnership. Current regulatory expectations reflect that the historical operating models, such as projects with little accountability at the business line, are too often ineffective.  That is, the historical model cannot support the demand for high quality, fit-for-purpose data at a granular level with ever increasing complexity.

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