EBF adviser: Saif Chaibi
Publication date: 4 May 2018
The European Central Bank launched a public consultation on the draft principles underlying its expectations for banks’ internal capital adequacy assessment processes (ICAAPs) and internal liquidity adequacy assessment processes (ILAAPs).
In 2016, the ECB published its expectations for ICAAPs and ILAAPs for supervised banks. After careful assessment, the ECB identified significant differences in the approaches taken by individual banks and a need for improvements at all banks.
In early 2017, the ECB launched a multi-year plan for ICAAPs and ILAAPs to foster improvements. The ECB’s objective is to develop a more detailed set of supervisory expectations, taking into account comments received from institutions and other industry participants. After a first round of feedback between February and April 2017, the ECB updated the guides and now is inviting financial industry and other interested parties to provide feedback on them.
Institutions are encouraged to address any gaps or weaknesses in their ICAAPs and ILAAPs, in close dialogue with their Joint Supervisory Team at the ECB, which will start using the guides as from 2019 when assessing ICAAPs and ILAAPs.