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  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021

  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm (Eastern Time)

  • 11:00 – 12:30 pm (Central Time)

  • 10:00 – 11:30 am (Mountain Time)

  • 9:00 – 10:30 am (Pacific Time)



Examiners look at numerous "assessment factors" for each component of your CAMELS rating, the foundation for every safety & soundness exam. This accounting webinar examines what management and the board must consider to be in compliance and to maintain safe and sound financial performance.

The initials stand for the six regulatory on-site examination components which are C-A-M-E-L-S:

  • Capital Adequacy
  • Asset Quality
  • Management
  • Earnings
  • Liquidity
  • Sensitivity to Market Risk


As most attendees are aware, in the US the regulatory framework is widespread. The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) is the umbrella body for the various regulators. The FFIEC consists of the: 

  • Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) – Regulates the Bank Holding Companies
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) – Regulates insured Commercial Banks
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) – Regulates thrifts (savings banks, saving associations and savings and loans institutions)
  • National Credit Union Association (NCUA) – Regulates Credit Unions


Implications for Bankers

Every FDIC-insured depository institution is subjected to rigorous examinations that follow the CAMELS system.

The results of CAMELS examinations are not made public. Each bank, after each examination, is assigned an overall CAMELS rating. For each component a rating is assigned after careful examination. The ratings are from “1” – the best rating to “5” – the worst rating. There is also an overall rating for the overall institution being examined by the regulator.

Webinar Objectives

This 90-minute accounting webinar reviews each of the components and exactly what are the concerns of the regulator when performing the on-site examination of each component.  Attendees obtain valuable insight about the CAMELS issues considered important from the regulator’s viewpoint.

The primary focus of the webinar is the “C” component where the regulator is interested in whether the institution has maintained and will be able to continue to maintain capital in relation to the nature and extent of risks (credit, market, interest-rate risk etc.). For the “C” component and the other components each webinar attendee receives valuable, actionable information for understanding, evaluating and acting on potential risks and compliance challenges.

Also, among other capital issues, regulators want to see if management has the ability to identify, measure, monitor and control the risks that could interfere with its capital requirements.

This accounting webinar allows attendees to focus on key areas of CAMELS considered important to the regulators. It also helps attendees prepare adequately for the inevitable on-site examination by one of the FFIEC regulatory bodies. It helps a bank stay off the list of “problem banks,” even if it is a large, profitable, well capitalized organization.


  • Ann Brode

    Ann Brode

    President - Brode Consulting Services

    Ann Brode-Harner began her career in 1973 and has continued her service as a consultant to regional and community financial institutions through a wide range of areas including strategic planning, lending, deposits, marketing, training, compliance, and management. Ann is a well-respected presenter and has spoken to audiences across the country for over 30 years. She has presented sessions for numerous state associations and has taught at the School of Banking Administration at the University of Wisconsin as well as many other state banking schools. Ann is the author of The Bank Deposit Documentation Manual for Front-Line Personnel, published by Bankers Publishing Company, and is well represented in numerous industry publications.


1.5 CPE Credits & 1.8 AAP Credits