Liquidity Risk


Within the framework of liquidity and funding risk policies approved by the Board of Directors, liquidity risk is managed under the supervision of ALCO and the Weekly Review Committee in order to take appropriate and timely measures in case of liquidity squeeze arising from market conditions or Garanti BBVA’s financial structure. Under the Liquidity Contingency Plan approved by the Board of Directors, Garanti BBVA monitors liquidity risk within the scope of stress indicators and thresholds anticipating potential liquidity stresses which could activate the liquidity contingency plan, activation of the communication procedure, predefined measures and action plans and roles and responsibilities in a stress situation. Liquidity risk stress test is performed in order to identify potential liquidity tensions and to ensure that the Bank has a sufficient liquidity buffer to face exceptional liquidity stresses. Liquidity risk is monitored by internal limits and alert levels in order to assess the funding structure and liquidity capacity based on maturity buckets and to manage short term funding sources effectively, while compliance with regulatory liquidity ratios is ensured. Core deposit and average life analyses are performed for deposits, which is an important balance sheet item in terms of liquidity management. Concentration in liquidity and funding risks are monitored. During 2019, intraday liquidity risk continued to be monitored regularly using defined metrics. Under the contingency plan within the intraday liquidity risk procedure approved by the Risk Management Committee, situations anticipating intraday liquidity stress, which could activate the contingency plan, are monitored, and stress testing is performed for intraday liquidity risk. Within ICAAP, liquidity planning is performed annually. Stress test results for affiliates are monitored and it is ensured that affiliates which are concerned with liquidity risk establish and monitor internal liquidity and funding limits to assess the robustness of their liquidity and funding structures and have liquidity and funding risk policies approved by the affiliates’ Boards of Directors including liquidity contingency plan.