On December 16, 2015, the Basel Committee published its third progress report on the adoption by banks of its Principles for effective risk data aggregation and risk reporting. The Principles must be implemented by global systemically important banks by January 1, 2016, and aim to strengthen risk data aggregation and risk reporting at banks so that risk management and decision-making practices are improved. The report details the progress that G-SIBs have made in order to comply with the Principles. The Basel Committee recommends that: (i) banks and national regulators should continue to promote understanding of the Principles; (ii) national regulators should conduct more in-depth/specialized examinations on data aggregation requirements to evaluate weaknesses; (iii) banks should clearly articulate risk data aggregation and risk reporting expectations, in line with their risk appetite in both normal and stress periods; (iv) banks should have appropriate governance arrangements in place to oversee manual processes; (v) banks should consider reducing the complexity of their systems to meet the data aggregation requirements; (vi) auditors should undertake an independent assessment of each bank’s compliance with the Principles in early 2016, reporting any necessary remedial action to the bank’s board; and (vii) banks that are unable to comply by the deadline should agree plans to do so with their national regulator. The Basel Committee also recommends that national regulators apply the Principles to domestic systemically important banks (known as D-SIBs) from three years after they have been identified as such.

The report is available at: http://www.bis.org/bcbs/publ/d348.pdf.