Leading Qatari Bank Drives Strategic Risk Management With SunGard
Ahli Bank Q.S.C, a leading Qatari bank specializing in retail and corporate banking, has deployed SunGard’s risk solutions to enhance its regulatory capital calculation. As part of a strategic initiative to drive and maintain solid capital adequacy ratios and improve compliance, the bank needed to modernize its calculation capabilities.
SunGard’s capital management and risk reporting solutions provide the bank with an integrated platform to automate calculation and reporting. This enables faster, more accurate regulatory compliance and allows the bank to refocus resources on more strategic risk activities. The bank has also leveraged the suite to support its move from Basel II to Basel III compliance.
Automating and centralizing its manual risk management processes will help the bank increase risk exposure transparency and reduce reporting time. The bank may also benefit from the solutions’ best practice, out-of-the-box risk reporting and monitoring to help drive value from more sophisticated, forward looking analysis.
The SunGard solution has helped us improve in three key areas: Basel III monitoring and compliance, the calculation of risk weighted assets and measurement of risk adjusted return on capital (RAROC) in order to allocate capital efficiently to various businesses within the bank. This implementation took only six months due to the combined skills of Ahli Bank and SunGard and clarity of purpose. In summary, we have a new milestone of Basel III achievement and reporting data that is automated. -- Salah Murad, chief executive officer, Ahli Bank Q.S.C
“Banks that continue to run legacy risk management systems face challenges in meeting today’s risk and compliance requirements. Ahli Bank is modernizing its risk infrastructure in a strategic move to help drive competitive advantage from the practice of compliance. We are confident that our solutions will be integral to this, helping the bank keep pace with regulation while laying the foundations for more effective, long-term risk management.” - Wissam Khoury, managing director, Middle East and Africa, SunGard