CASE STUDY

Automated Testing and Documentation at G-SIB

Regulatory expectations and requirements have intensified over
recent years and model risk has taken centre stage on the
regulatory agenda. As a result, banks across the industry are
reconsidering their operating model and looking for ways to
increase efficiency and effectiveness across the end-to-end
model lifecycle.

In this case study, we look at how a Global Systemically
Important Bank (G-SIB) has implemented both the Chiron App
and Chiron Enterprise to support its modeling lifecycle and
model maintenance under evolving regulatory standards.

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

The bank is committed to practising effective Model Risk Management (MRM) by enforcing model risk policies that ensure full compliance with the SR11 guidelines for MRM.

MODEL DOCUMENTATION

Model documentation provided by model developers is often poorly written and inconsistent,
meaning it is inadequate to support a rigorous validation effort around the standards set by SR11-7.

MODEL LIFECYCLE

Standardising the model lifecycle is challenging, given the multiple data sources and analytics libraries, the lack of standardised testing templates, and the strict documentation standards.

The Challenges

The bank was looking into enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of its model development process.

Furthermore, the organisation was performing a model uplift to align its model documentation with internal/external minimum documentation standards, and wanted a strategic solution in place to streamline future uplifts through automated testing and documentation generation.

chiron enterprise

The Solution

Chiron App and Chiron Enterprise were deployed on-premise and integrated with the client’s enterprise risk systems and data stores to
leverage the golden sources within the organisation.

By enhancing the model lifecycle and introducing automated testing and documentation, the organisation achieved efficiency gains needed for model developers to re-focus on value-add activities.

REPRODUCIBILITY & CONSISTENCY

All tests run on the platform can be replayed in the future with the data and model as they were originally run.

AUTOMATED TESTING & MONITORING

Models are tested at
scale through execution of standardised reusable
routines, which improves the efficiency, reliability
and speed of repeatable tasks and tests.

AUTOMATED MODEL DOCUMENTATION

Automated generation of model documentation can be supported via predefined text blocks in 20% of the original time.

INTEGRATION

Integration allows
information like model name, model owner, legal entity, etc. to be consistently consumed within the client’s infrastructure.

The Yields Advantage

The Yields MRM technology is an end-to-end model risk management platform consisting of two technologies, Chiron App & Chiron Enterprise.

Chiron Enterprise is a customizable model inventory and workflow management tool that streamlines the execution of end-to-end Model Risk Management processes.

Chiron App is a modular data science platform that automates all quantitative model testing and documentation.

Learn more about the Yields MRM Platform at www.yields.io

In 2022, the Yields Model Risk Management Platform has won the ‘Model Validation Service of the Year’ award at the Risk.net technology awards for the fourth year in a row. Yields.io is widely recognised as a technology leader in MRM, and is supported by global partners such as KPMG and IBM.

Simon Vanooteghem

Director of Sales

Efrem Bonfiglioli

Solution Engineer