The European Banking Authority
The European Banking Authority now produces a remarkable range of aggregate data pulled from its holdings of EU-wide bank filings, with navigation and filtering driven by the definitions in the taxonomies. At the EBA this is generally represented as the data point model that informs these taxonomies.
For analysts within the banking regulator, the level of detail is exceptional, allowing them to select an area of interest and drill down within geographies, lines of business, areas of risk and down to institutional groupings, and then on to individual institutions. If an analyst is interested in Non Performing Loans in southern Europe, it’s a click or three away, thanks in no small part to the dimensional structures that drive both comparability and navigation. As Carlos Martins from the EBA’s IT department points out, because of the fine grained nature of many of these dimensional breakdowns, this structure is broad and rich, but the available data in some areas is quite sparse – a common issue within aggregate business data warehouses.
We’ll post a link to the presentation on the XBRL web site as soon as it becomes available.