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FRSGlobal Announces Regulatory Reporting Application for Foreign Banks in Japan

Three major global banking groups subscribe to Japan regulatory reporting application

FRSGlobal, part of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, the leading worldwide provider of compliance and risk management solutions for the financial services industry, today announced that it has incorporated regulatory and legal reporting into its regulatory reporting solution for foreign banks in Japan. To date, three major global banking groups, including ANZ, have subscribed to this solution as part of their multi-regulatory reporting frameworks.

The application automatically extracts the required data from the firm and populates:

  • Gyomu/Kessan/Nikkeihyo reports: annual/semi-annual/month-end financial statements consisting of balance sheet, income statement and various breakdown schedules on key balance sheet and profit & loss items;
  • Daily projected and month-end regulatory deposit reserve computation;
  • Various foreign exchange transactional reports: based on securities, gensaki repo, stock lending and borrowing, derivatives, traveller’s cheques and foreign currency cash, etc.;
  • Various risk analysis reports: covering interest rate risk, repricing gap, large borrowers and depositors, foreign exchange positions, short term source and the application of fund, country risk exposure  reports, etc.;
  • Custodian reports: covering either the bank’s own securities under custody or the client’s securities under custody.

FRSGlobal’s solution automates report compilation, saving firms valuable time and resource; facilitates dual language for both Japanese and non-Japanese readers; and, by harnessing FRSGlobal’s fully defined, standardised data model DataFoundation, is fully extendable to other reports in Japan or to other countries.

Stephen Thurley, Vice President for Asia Pacific and Japan at FRSGlobal, commented: “The regulatory reporting framework in Japan is notoriously difficult to manage from a foreign bank’s perspective so we are very pleased that we can provide a fully functional reporting solution that addresses this market’s specific pain points. With an established team and on-the-ground support we are able to provide an ongoing commitment to help our customers keep the regulatory reports in the countries we support up-to-date. We look forward to seeing further growth in this territory.”  

The FRSGlobal regulatory reporting solution has been designed to address the complex reporting requirements faced by foreign banks operating in Japan and provides:

  • Broad reporting scope: The application provides in excess of 200 reporting templates covering both financial (i.e. financial statements reporting) and ‘other’ non-financial, transaction-style reporting which covers high-volume, large exposure reporting, interest rate risk, liquidity and cash flow analysis, and custodian reporting. 
  • Multiple exchange rate sets: The application allows users to choose and apply different exchange rates to different reports fed by the same data source as per the regulator’s requirements (e.g.  internal rate in USD or JPY equivalent, Reserve Rate, Shorei rate in USD or JPY equivalent)
  • Bilingual reporting requirements: Overcomes the problem of non-local banks’ source systems not supporting the Japanese character set, while the reports that are submitted to the local regulator must be in Japanese. The FRSGlobal application creates the reports in both languages from the same data set.
  • Wide financial product range: The reporting application covers a full range of financial products (e.g. derivatives, securities, repo, loan and deposit, provision, etc.).
  • Complex processing requirement: The application automates various types of complex processing requirement like average balance computation, profits and losses computation base on average rate, top exposure aggregation and ranking, collateral processing, etc.

FRSGlobal will be giving a presentation on ‘Unified risk & regulatory solutions for ALM, Liquidity & IFRS - latest trends in the market’ at the Rickie Market Solution’s (RMS) Risk Conference 2010 in Tokyo on 21st December 2010. For more information please click here: http://www.frsglobal.com/news_and_events/rms-risk-conference.html.

About FRSGlobal
FRSGlobal, which became part of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services in September 2010, is the industry-recognised leader in unified global regulatory reporting and risk management solutions. These solutions, which are enriched with content including pre-defined regulatory reports and stress testing libraries, are employed daily across the globe by firms to meet increasingly complex external (regulatory) and internal (management) reporting obligations.
FRSGlobal solutions are a combination of in-depth content and modules from RegPro and RiskPro, sharing a single DataFoundation and CalculationEngine on a unified platform.

About Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services is a comprehensive regulatory compliance and risk management business that helps financial organizations manage operational, compliance and financial risk and reporting, and improve efficiency and effectiveness across their enterprise. The organization’s prominent brands include: FRSGlobal, ARC Logics for Financial Services, PCi, Compliance Resource Network, Bankers Systems, VMP® Mortgage Solutions, AppOne®, GainsKeeper®, Capital Changes, NILS, AuthenticWeb™ and Uniform Forms™. Wolters Kluwer Financial Services supports its global customers with offices in more than 20 countries and is the world’s largest compliance and risk management business focused on financial services, with more than 15,000 banking, insurance and securities customers across the globe.