Proceedings report from The Asian Banker’s Philippine Heads of Risk Dialogue 2013, on the status of risk management within the banking industry today and evolution of the domestic regulatory environment.
The Asian Banker recently held a high-level dialogue with senior executives in the Philippines’ risk management community on their responses to key developments and challenges faced.
Key discussion points
1. Macroeconomic landscape and impact on the Philippines’ banking industry
Though the impact of global economic crisis was not as significant as expected in the Philippines, the country’s Central Bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is monitoring the situation closely. The financial industry’s bullish outlook and the participation of private and public institutions give the country a high level of resilience against external shocks.
2. The main risks threatening banks: volatility, operations, liquidity and credit
Volatility occurs in capital flows as a result of the US Federal Reserve’s QE tapering. It is not expected to create a major impact.
3. Data and analytics: consolidating data to offer better insight on risk exposure and customers
There are three T’s linking the dots in a technology efficient and data-rich financial institution. They are: tools allowing for data collection, technicians who are highly data driven, and thinking fast.
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