Managing Operational Risk in Clearing and Settlement Systems

Categories : Ecosystem & Interoperability, Technology and Operational Enablers


Author: Cleo Turner

Awareness of operational risk has increased greatly in recent years, both at individual financial institutions and for payment, clearing, and settlement systems (PCSS). PCSS consist of networks of interconnected elements (i.e., central operators, participants, and settlement agents); operational problems at any one of the key elements have the potential to disrupt the system as a whole and negatively affect financial stability. The paper describes key methods that could enhance the core aspects of risk management.