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Peer Group Programs

The Peer Group Programs are for members only and will help benchmark operational efficiencies.

All individual bank data remains confidential, and ABA will not have secondary use of this information. Each peer group includes a quarterly conference call to discuss the results and share successful strategies.

The groups are designed to serve large, regional banks needs with assets of $10 billion or more. Please note that there are specific reporting requirements and possible fees for participating in these programs.

Fraud Working Groups 

Information Sharing – ABA Members Only

  • National Best Practices Discussion Group
    This discussion group reviews latest deposit account fraud trend and prevention strategies.
  • Internal Fraud Discussion Group
    The group facilitates the sharing of information concerning fraud monitoring tools, along with fraud trends and investigation results (lessons learned) on topics such as embezzlement, misuse of position and mysterious disappearances by bank employees.

Operational Risk

Scenario Analysis Working Group – ABA Members Only

This working group provides a forum for peer banks to share ideas and insights into developing forward looking scenarios for banks’ material risks. Scenario analysis results are used by banks in risk management and stress testing. Learn more about the Scenario Analysis Working Group.

Risk Metrics/Key Risk Indicator (KRI) Working Group

Formed in February 2004, this working group analyzes and identifies effective risk metrics and KRIs at the enterprise level. Topics covered include governance for the KRI program, leading KRIs for material risks, etc. Learn more about the Risk Metrics/Key Risk Indicator Working Group.