Asset Liability Committee

Type of Committee: Main committee

Subcommittee Type: Orientation / Coordination

Committee's Aim / Responsibilities: The main goal of the Garanti ALCO is to assist the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the ALM (including liquidity and funding, interest rates and exchange rates) and capital decision-making processes.

The Committee is structured around the following objectives:

  • To coordinate and review the implementation of policies for managing the sources and uses of funds that should provide an appropriate level of profitability consistent with planned growth within acceptable levels of risk,
  • To monitor and analyze the profitability and net interest income,
  • To allow senior management efficiently understand, develop and refine the ALM and capital policy assisting them in overseeing the management that Finance is carrying out,
  • To follow-up limits to control the balance sheet and capital risks, adjusting the exposure and risk profile to the one defined by the Garanti’s Board of Directors,
  • To assess the situation of financial markets and macro variables,
  • To monitor that individual business lines are aligned in terms of overall objectives and proactively controlled, with regard to the prudential risks under the ALM and capital function control,
  • To evaluate and assess the impact of changes in market and other variables in the ALM risk and capital profile,
  • To appraise the strategies presented by Finance and to revise the execution of previously approved actions,
  • To monitor regulatory capital adjusted profitability measures,
  • To challenge and regularly monitor medium-term capital and liquidity plans for base scenarios and adverse or severely adverse scenarios,
  • To analyze the extraordinary liquidity and funding situation that causes the committee to be called-in (if considered appropriate, Asset Liability Committee activates the Liquidity Contingency Plan. The Liquidity Contingency Plan activation will be informed to Corporate Asset Liability Committee),
  • To approve the Procedure for Hedge Accounting Transactions Process,
  • To approve Funds Transfer Pricing Methodology,
  • To approve Assumptions or Methodology or Structural Risk Measurement Techniques
  • To approve internal framework documents for ALM and Capital Management,
  • To monitor the policies, procedures, regulations and similar documents under its responsibility with respect to necessary updates, and taking action to keep them up-to-date.

Committee History: Established on October 2015.

Meeting Frequency: The Committee meets monthly (except August).

Number of Meetings (2022): 10 (As of November 2022)

Committee Members 

Committee Members Committee Members' Titles Responsibilities
Recep Baştuğ CEO / Board Member President
Aydın Güler Finance & Treasury EVP Member
Ceren Acer Kezik Retail Banking EVP Member
Sibel Kaya SME Banking EVP Member
Cemal Onaran Commercial Banking EVP Member
Mahmut Akten Corporate, Investment Banking & Global Markets EVP Member
Murat Atay Chief Credit Risk Officer Member
Metin Kılıç Assets and Liabilities Director Member / Secretary
Seda Güler Mert Chief Economist - Turkey Participant Member
Özlem Ernart Head of Risk Management Participant Member
Sıdıka Dizdar* Market and Sturctural Risk Director* Participant Member
Emilio Caminero* Global Structural Risk Head of Department-BBVA* Participant Member
Gloria Couceiro Justo* Perf. Mgmt., Capital & Adv. Analytics Discipline-BBVA* Participant Member
Antonio Borraz* Global ALM and Treasury Head of Department-BBVA* Participant Member
Carlos Goicoechea Argul* Turkey ALM and Treasury Head of Department-BBVA* Participant Member
Angeles Pelaez* Group Financial Account Head of Department-BBVA* Participant Member

(*) Other committee participants. They are not standing committee members.