This 5-day Workshop is tailored for the regulatory and supervisory authorities for the banking sector, thus intend to be a Train the Trainer Programme for the staff on the IFSB Standards. The main focus of the Workshop lies in incorporating the latest IFSB Standards issued by the IFSB after the world post-crisis in 2008 and Basel III issuance which are IFSB-15: Revised Capital Adequacy Standard for Institutions offering only Islamic Financial Services (IIFS), GN-6: Guidance Note on Quantitative Measures for Liquidity Risk Management and IFSB-17: Core Principles for Islamic Finance Regulation (Banking Segment). In addition, the workshop will also cover sessions for Exposure Draft (ED) of Technical Note-2 (TN-2) on Stress Testing for IIFS which follows on from, and complements, the earlier IFSB-13, Guiding Principles on Stress Testing for IIFS. The IFSB-13, which was issued in 2012 provides a comprehensive stress testing framework for both IIFS and supervisory authorities.
As a background, the main objective of IFSB-17 is to provide a set of Core Principles – along with associated assessment methodology – for the regulation and supervision of the Islamic financial services industry (IFSI), taking into consideration the specificities of the IIFS in the banking segment, the lessons learned from the financial crisis, and complementing the existing international standards, principally the Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision issued by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.
IFSB-15: Revised Capital Adequacy Standard, for its part, includes implementation of an optimal capital adequacy framework to facilitate the effective coverage of risk exposures of the IIFS as well as the allocation of appropriate capital to cover these risks in a manner that is based predominantly on the Standardised Approach. This Standard also provides guidance on the features and criteria for high-quality regulatory capital components, including Additional Tier 1 and Tier 2, which comply with Sharī`ah rules and principles. Similarly, it includes new guidance on macroprudential tools, such as capital buffers and leverage ratios (especially for domestic systemically important banks) which shall support the supervisory authorities in achieving the goal of protecting the banking system and the real economy from system-wide shocks.
Moreover, GN-6: Quantitative Measures for Liquidity Risk Management Guidance Note complements the Standard IFSB-12: Guiding Principles on Liquidity Risk Management for IIFS, and supports the harmonised application of the international regulatory regime in the area of liquidity risk management. This is achieved by providing guidance on the application of global liquidity standards for the IIFS, especially the Liquidity Coverage ratio (LCR) and Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) at the current stage, with suitable adjustments based on the specific operational characteristics. Moreover, it provides guidance to supervisory authorities on the application of the LCR and NSFR in their jurisdictions and on their role in assessing the discretionary items specified in this GN, including application of the alternative liquidity approaches (ALA).
TN-2: Technical Note on Stress Testing provides stress testing scenarios that address multiple types of risks and their interrelated effects on the overall financial position and performance of the portfolio, the institution itself or the overall financial system. It incorporates risk specificities of Sharī`ah-compliant contracts’ when conducting stress tests on an IIFS.
Overall, this Workshop intends to be a Train the Trainer programme for the staff of regulatory and supervisory authorities on the IFSB Standards, and aims to:
- Enhance the participants’ understanding of the respective Standards and Guiding Principles thereby facilitating the implementation of these standards in their respective jurisdictions;
- Assist the participants in the practical application of issues addressed in the particular standards through case studies, hands-on exercises and other interactive tools; and
- Promote the sharing of experiences among the participants on the implementation of respective IFSB Standards and Guiding Principles.
Participation in this Workshop is by INVITATION only. For queries, please contact the IFSB Secretariat, Mr. Hamizi Hamzah at email@example.com.