About this paper
Nearly a decade has passed since the financial crisis that began in 2007. And yet, we're still reeling from its effects. Although the economic recovery is well underway, the fear of a future crisis still has regulators and lawmakers struggling to provide effective guidance and regulation to protect the market and the global economy. With CCAR, regulators will hold bank holding companies to more stringent standards for capital planning and stress testing. In our research of SAS banking customers’ current practices, there are five main issues banks struggle with in their compliance efforts: data structure and validation; risk and financial reconciliation; capital calculation updates, risk reporting; and auditability. In this paper, we discuss those issues and how banks are handling them.