February 2016

Country Risk Management

This publication is a part of:

Collection: Comptroller’s Handbook

Series: Safety and Soundness

Category: Management

Overview

This booklet discusses risks and prudent risk management practices associated with country risk. Country risk is the risk that economic, social, and political conditions and events in a foreign country will affect the current or projected financial condition or resilience of a bank.

Applicability

This booklet applies to the OCC's supervision of national banks and federal savings associations. References to national banks in this booklet also generally apply to federal branches and agencies of foreign banking organizations. Refer to 12 USC 3102(b) and the "Federal Branches and Agencies Supervision" booklet of the Comptroller's Handbook for more information.