How do you securely report Credit Risk across the Front Office?


The Head of Credit Risk at a major investment bank had the challenge of revamping their existing Credit Risk reporting.

Many different teams were spending increasing amounts of time manually compiling and distributing tables of data to the trading desks.

traders working in investment bank
Not much time to manipulate tables of data to find information

Uninformative data was being distributed in a highly manual, expensive and time-consuming manner

We were asked to automate their credit risk reporting, distribute key risk numbers to traders and management, and build a single source of the truth.

How we distributed the Credit risk numbers across the Front Office

Our solution was to build credit risk dashboards using Tableau.

Partnering with a bank IT team to pull the data together, several reports were developed to bring that data to life, to make it informative and actionable.

Working closely with the Front Office IT team and Credit business teams, the end result was a series of dashboards covering Credit Risk, Market Risk, Limit Monitoring, Inventory Management and Profit & Loss.

Tableau Server facilitates the distribution of information with Tableau subscriptions.

Applying the Need to Know rule

We devised and implemented a sustainable, manageable and scalable permissions model.

The permissions model enabled accessibility of the same dashboards by all levels within in the business; but only showing the user the information applicable to them.

Furthermore, it was available to all necessary parties across the organisation with appropriate data access rights embedded within the reports.

These reports became key strategic tools that were utilised by senior management in Credit to run their business, down to traders on the desk to manage the risk on their portfolio.

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