Finding Strategic Value in BCBS 239

Principles-based regulation goes live for systemically important firms

Kayvaun Rowshankish, partner, McKinsey and Company

BCBS 239 is not just a new regulation; it is also an opportunity for banks to begin a long-term commitment to better risk data governance-and perhaps even a chance to capture new sources of competitive advantage.

Global systemically important banks (G-Sibs) are, as of January 1, expected to comply with the Basel Committee's principles for risk data aggregation and reporting.

Analysts at McKinsey & Company say the principles are intended to be broad and high-level, and open to interpretation by

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