Under Basel II’s Pillar 2, a bank must have an Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP) in place. ICAAP consists of internal procedures and systems that ensure that the bank will possess adequate capital resources in the long term to cover all of its material risks. It involves the determination of economic capital as opposed to regulatory capital and is a process that is run in parallel to the regulatory capital requirement determination process. ICAAP should be an integral part of the bank’s processes and must be embedded within the organization and supported by senior management and the Board of Directors (BOD).
The VaR measure is a very important tool for the ICAAP process. The following courses review its calculation methodology and use of the VaR measure:
We begin with an overview and discussion of the core concepts of ICAAP and the background behind Basel II. We also present some of the changes that Basel III has in store regarding Capital Adequacy requirements. These topics are considered in the following courses:
Other topics that will be useful for assessing risk and capital requirements are: