Pink Iguana

Home » App PBC » Applications for Princeton Bank Consortium

Applications for Princeton Bank Consortium


We present basic references and data for the Princeton Bank Consortium related to the numerical optimization of Net Interest Margin in the capital plan of systemically important US Banks. The short report (Covas, Rezende, & Vojtech, 2015) defines Net Interest Margin and outlines the recent behavior of NIM in the margin compression following the 2007-8 Credit Crisis. The McKinsey report (Buehler, Noteboom, & Williams, 2013) discusses the mechanisms for managing NIM at systematically important banking institutions (Financial Stabilty Board, 2016). The literature typically refers to the optimization of Net Interest Margin as an informal management process as in (Buehler, Noteboom, & Williams, 2013) rather than the numerical optimization of Net Interest Margin as outlined in the paper (Sandberg, 2015). The Fed’s CCAR documentation (US Federal Reserve, 2017) and (Buehler, Noteboom, & Williams, 2013) explain parts of the capital planning process for U. S. banks and the surrounding capital constraints. The Speeches & Testimony in (Gruenberg, 2017) summarize the post Credit Crisis U.S. regulatory environment. The opportunity for the PBC applications developed as (1) the regulators mandated that banks track their accrual portfolios at the security level and (2) the cost of floating point modeling and forecasting dropped precipitously with technology advances in commodity microprocessors.

Accuity. (2017). Top Banks in the World. Retrieved from Bank Rankings:

Buehler, K., Noteboom, P., & Williams, D. (2013). Between deluge and drought: The future of US bank liquidity and funding. McKinsey, Working Papers on Risk. McKinsey.

Covas, F. B., Rezende, M., & Vojtech, C. M. (2015). Why Are Net Interest Margins of Large Banks So Compressed? Federal Reserve System, Board of Governers. FEDS Notes.

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. (2017). Net Interest Marging for U.S. Banks. (FRED, Producer) Retrieved from FRED – Economic Data:

Financial Stabilty Board. (2016). 2016 list of global systemically important banks (G-SIBs). FSB.

Gruenberg, M. J. (2017). Speeches & Testimony. (Chairman, Producer, & FDIC) Retrieved from

Sandberg, J. (2015). Finding NIMo. Princeton: Princeton Bank Consortium.

US Federal Reserve. (2017). Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review 2017: Assessment Framework and Results. Federal Reserve System, Board of Governers.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: