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  • Deutsche Bank

    Deutsche Bank AG, Colombo Branch

    Risk Disclosure as at 31 December 2013

    Note: The sequence of this document follows the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Bank Supervision Department direction no. 02/17/900/001/04 dated 11th February 2013, Preparation, Presentation and Publication of Annual Audited Accounts of Banks and also complies with the disclosure requirements of Banking Act Direction No. 7 of 2011, Integrated Risk Management Framework for Licensed Banks.

  • Deutsche Bank

    Deutsche Bank AG, Colombo Branch Risk Disclosure as at 31 December 2013

    1. Information about the significance of financial instruments for financial position and performance

    This section is covered in the financial statements under separate document.

    2. Information on the nature and extent of risks arising from financial instruments

    2.1 Qualitative disclosures

    2.1.1 & 2.1.3 Risk exposure for each type of financial instrument with changes from Prior period

  • Deutsche Bank

    Deutsche Bank AG, Colombo Branch Risk Disclosure as at 31 December 2013

    2.1.2 Managements objectives, policies and processes for managing risks

    Risk Management Framework The diversity of our business model requires us to identify, measure, aggregate and manage its risks effectively, and to allocate capital among the businesses appropriately. The Bank operates as an integrated group through its divisions, business units and infrastructure functions. Risk and capital are managed via a framework of principles, organizational structures and measurement and monitoring processes that are closely aligned with the activities of the divisions and business units:

    The Management Board provides overall risk and capital management supervision for its consolidated Group. The Bank operates a three-line of defense risk management model whereby Business management, risk management oversight and assurance roles are played by functions independent of one another.

    Risk strategy and risk appetite are defined based on the strategic plans in order to align risk, capital, and performance targets.

    Reviews will be conducted across the group to validate that sound risk management practices and a holistic awareness of risk exists across the organisation and to help each business manage the balance between their risk appetite and reward.

    All major risk classes are managed via risk management processes, including: credit risk, market risk, operational risk, liquidity risk, business risk, reputational risk and risk concentrations. Where applicable, modeling and measurement approaches for quantifying risk and capital demand are implemented across the major risk classes.

    Effective systems, processes and policies are a critical component of our risk management capability

    Risk Governance The Group's Risk Committee of the Supervisory Board regularly monitors the risk and capital profile of the Group. The Group's Management Board is responsible for independently managing the company with the objective of creating sustainable value in the interest of its shareholders, employees and other stakeholders. The Board has exclusive responsibility for the day-to-day management of Deutsche Bank Group. It is responsible for defining and implementing comprehensive and aligned business and risk strategies for the Group, as well as establishing well-defined risk management functions and guidelines. The Management Board has delegated certain functions and responsibilities to relevant governance committees, in particular the Capital and Risk Committee (CaR) and Risk Executive Committee (Risk ExCo) chaired by our Chief Risk Officer.

    The Group's Chief Risk Officer (CRO), who is a member of the Management Board, and is responsible for the identification, assessment, management and reporting of risks arising within operations across all businesses and risk types, The below functional committees are central to the Risk function:

    The Capital and Risk Committee oversees and controls integrated planning and monitoring of The Groups risk profile and capital capacity, ensuring an alignment of risk appetite, capitalization requirements and funding needs with the Group, divisional and sub-divisional business strategies.

    The Group's Risk Executive Committee identifies controls and manages all risks including risk concentrations at the Group. To fulfill this mandate, the Risk Executive Committee is supported by sub-committees that are responsible for dedicated areas of risk management, including several policy committees and the Group Reputational Risk Committee.

  • Deutsche Bank

    Deutsche Bank AG, Colombo Branch Risk Disclosure as at 31 December 2013

    The Group's Cross Risk Review Committee supports the Risk Executive Committee and the Capital and Risk Committee with particular emphasis on the management of Group wide risk patterns. The Cross Risk Review Committee, under a delegation of authority from the Capital and Risk Committee has responsibility for the day-to-day oversight and control of Deutsche Bank Group's Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process ("ICAAP") ensuring compliance with respective regulatory requirements and policy setting for local ICAAPs.

    Multiple members of the Group's Capital and Risk Committee are also members of the Group Investment Committee, ensuring a close link between both committees as proposals for strategic investments are analyzed by the Group Investment Committee. Depending on the size of the strategic investment it may require approval from the Group Investment Committee, the Management Board or even the Supervisory Board. The development of the strategic investments is monitored by the Group Investment Committee on a regular basis.

    Dedicated Risk units are established with the mandate to:

    Ensure that the business conducted within each division is consistent with the risk appetite that the Capital and Risk Committee has set within a framework established by the Management Board;

    Formulate and implement risk and capital management policies, procedures and methodologies that are appropriate to the businesses within each division;

    Approve credit, market and liquidity risk limits; Conduct periodic portfolio reviews to ensure that the portfolio of risks is within

    acceptable parameters; and Develop and implement risk and capital management infrastructures and systems

    that are appropriate for each division.

    The heads of the Group's Risk units, who are members of the Group's Risk Executive Committee, are responsible for the performance of the risk management units and report directly to the Group's Chief Risk Officer.

    An Enterprise-wide Risk Management ("ERM") unit plays a role in monitoring the portfolio of risk against the appetite articulated in the Group's capital plan and manages cross-risk initiatives in the Group. The objectives of the ERM unit are to:

    Develop a comprehensive view of the risks across the businesses in the bank and to focus on cross-risk concentrations and risk-reward hotspots;

    Provide a strategic and forward-looking perspective on the key risk issues for discussion at senior levels within the bank (risk appetite, stress testing framework);

    Strengthen risk culture in the bank; and Foster the implementation of consistent risk management standards across DB

    Groups local entities.

    The Group's Finance and Audit departments operate independently of both the group divisions and of the Risk function. The role of the Finance department is to help quantify and verify the risk that the Group assumes and ensure the quality and integrity of the Group's risk-related data. The Group's Audit department performs risk-oriented reviews of the design and operating effectiveness of the Group's system of internal controls. The Asset and Liability Committee of DB Colombo (ALCO) provides the forum for managing the capital, funding and liquidity risk of DB Colombo. Regular ALCO voting members include representatives of Finance, Treasury, Compliance representatives of the various business divisions and risk management. The ALCO has responsibility for aligning the capitalization requirements as well as liquidity and funding needs of DB Colombos activities, driven by the risk profile of the businesses and risk appetite of the bank. It reviews the capital, liquidity and funding profile on a regular basis and decides on measures to avoid regulatory and/or bank-internal limit breaches. The ALCO establishes a link between the local, regional and Groups perspective on capital, liquidity and funding.

  • Deutsche Bank

    Deutsche Bank AG, Colombo Branch Risk Disclosure as at 31 December 2013

    DB Colombos risk management function is separate from the business units. It resides with

    COO and is an independent function for risk management across all businesses and all risk

    types. In DBCL the COO takes on the role of the head of a dedicated risk management function

    and as such is independent from business activities. She is part of the Exco and is responsible

    for all matters related to risk management. In particular, the COO is responsible for taking all

    necessary measures to establish a sound and strong risk culture and governance (e.g. sufficient

    resources, training sessions). She is responsible for monitoring, analyzing and reporting risk on a

    comprehensive basis and must ensure that risk and capital management as well as

    measurement and monitoring processes are closely aligned to the activities of the Group


    Risk Reporting and Measurement Systems We have centralized risk data and systems supporting regulatory reportin