Singapore, January 7, 2019: Kamakura Corporation is pleased to announce that RHB Banking Group, (http://www.rhbgroup.com/), the fourth largest fully-integrated financial services organization in Malaysia, has chosen Kamakura Risk Manager to manage its Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) requirements.
NSFR is the second standard of the Basel III liquidity rules designed to promote stable long-term funding. With Kamakura’s NSFR module, the bank will be able to measure, manage, and control its long-term liquidity risk. The solution allows the bank to customize reports for both regulatory compliance and internal use and includes access to subject-matter consulting. This includes the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) and Funds Transfer Pricing (FTP) as part of the Asset Liability Management (ALM) solution.
Patrick Ho, RHB Group Chief Risk Officer, said Monday, “When we implemented Kamakura’s LCR module in 2017, it not only helped us meet our regulatory submission timeline but gave us the ability to forecast our future LCR ratios. Adding the NSFR module will make our bank fully compliant with Basel III. Kamakura’s unique ability to generate simulated NSFR projections will ensure that we are prepared for any economic scenario. With the suite of Kamakura modules, including LCR, NSFR, FTP and ALM, we have now a holistic view of both internal and external risk metrics, all within a single solution.”
Ng Sew Cheng, RHB’s Head of Group Asset & Liability Management, said, “Kamakura Corporation’s professional approach to implementation was key to the successful upgrade. Their team has a proven track record in implementing the NSFR module both locally and overseas and with the subject-matter expertise provided, it ensures that we follow best practices for risk management for years to come. Their solution will also allow us to project future NSFR ratios in any situation, even if we change our business strategy, our divisional assets, or the structure of our balance sheet profile.”
Tan Chee Hian, Kamakura’s Managing Consultant to RHB, said, “We have a very stable implementation team that fully understood RHB Bank’s data and requirements. Mutual trust between RHB and Kamakura made the implementation smooth and successful.
Our NSFR module follows the same principle as other modules in the system, giving users the flexibility to configure rules to meet current compliance guidelines and users can easily make changes to respond to future regulatory changes. In addition, our solution allows the bank to conduct stress tests and sensitivity analyses monthly or on an ad hoc basis. Results are transparent and allow users to drill down to the account level for greater detail.”
Dr. Clement Ooi, Kamakura’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific Operations, said, “Today’s ever-changing regulatory landscape means that banks need to look beyond just automating regulatory reports and to a solution that manages many aspects of risk. RHB, like other sophisticated banks, needs advanced forecasting and simulation capabilities to prepare for adverse market movements. Kamakura provides a fully integrated ERM solution that allows RHB to actively manage its cash flow positions and profiles. The NSFR module fits seamlessly into the bank’s existing architecture and integrates perfectly with its existing simulations.”
About RHB Banking Group
The RHB Banking Group, which incorporated in Malaysia in 1994, was established following the merger of Kwong Yik Bank, DCB Bank, Sime Bank, and Bank Utama Berhad—institutions that were incorporated more than a century ago. RHB Capital, as it was then known, was listed on the Main Board (now the Main Market) of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in 1994, and assumed its present name in 1997.
RHB provides financial products and services through its main subsidiaries RHB Bank Berhad, RHB Investment Bank Berhad, RHB Insurance Berhad and RHB Islamic Bank Berhad, while its asset management and unit trust businesses are managed by RHB Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. and RHB Islamic International Asset Management Berhad. In 2005, RHB became the first domestic financial group in Malaysia to set up an Islamic banking subsidiary, known as RHB Islamic Bank Berhad. In 2012, RHB acquired OSK Investment Bank Berhad (OSKIB). The following year, the merger of OSKIB with RHB Investment Bank (RHBIB) made RHBIB the largest investment Bank in Malaysia by assets. With the recent merger of OSKIB and RHBIB, the investment banking business now extends to six ASEAN countries and Hong Kong.
About Kamakura Corporation
Founded in 1990, Honolulu-based Kamakura Corporation is a leading provider of risk management information, processing, and software. Kamakura was recognized as a category leader in the Chartis Report,Technology Solutions for Credit Risk 2.0 2018. Kamakura was named to the World Finance 100 by the editor and readers of World Finance magazine in 2017, 2016 and 2012. In 2010, Kamakura was the only vendor to win two Credit Magazine innovation awards. Kamakura Risk Manager, first sold commercially in 1993 and now in version 10.0.3, is the first enterprise risk management system for users focused on credit risk, asset and liability management, market risk, stress testing, liquidity risk, counterparty credit risk, and capital allocation from a single software solution. The ,KRIS public firm default service was launched in 2002. The,KRIS sovereign default service, the world’s first, was launched in 2008, and the ,KRIS non-public firm default service was offered beginning in 2011. Kamakura added its ,U.S. Bank default probability service in 2014.
Kamakura has served more than 330 clients with assets ranging in size from $1.5 billion to $3.0 trillion. Its risk management products are currently used in 47 countries, including the United States, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Austria, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and many other countries in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
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