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Operational risk appetite and how to detect when your organisation is close to breach its pre-defined levels

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By Manoj Kulwal, Eureka Financial Faculty An organisation may have several business units and the activities of each unit may be unique e.g. a bank may have a retail banking and commercial banking business units. Each business unit will be … Continue reading

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Calculating IRB formula for capital requirements in Basel II – The HangZhou Constant

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By: Fred Vacelet, Eureka Financial Faculty The Basel II text, in its IRB (Internal Rating Based) formula for capital requirements, ignores a few unpleasant properties of the calculations when PDs are low: capital requirements negative, division by 0, non-monotonicity, to … Continue reading

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Corporate value destruction: economics versus corporate governance

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By: Seamus Gillen, Eureka Financial Faculty I remember once discussing with George Alagiah, long-time journalist and BBC presenter, his views on value destruction. He said he had come to realise that ‘it all boiled down to economics’, which reminded me … Continue reading

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Operational Risk recognised as the most important risk by financial institutions

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By: MartketWatch.com Chartis nominated SAS OpRisk system as the leader in the market for Operational Risk Management. Payman Mestchian, Managing Partner at Chartis says that their research suggests that “operational risk is now recognized as the most important risk by … Continue reading

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ERM – Lessons learnt since the financial crisis and where practices are still lagging

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Lessons learnt after the crisis With signs that the global financial crisis is on the wane; five years after the fall of Lehman Brothers  analysts are asking what lessons, if any, have been learnt along the way.  To this end … Continue reading

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Tougher measures on capital requirements proposed by the regulators

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By: FT.com Global regulators on Thursday proposed new measures to toughen up the regime that governs capital requirements for banks’ trading books. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued a consultation paper proposing that banks use a standardised approach to determine … Continue reading

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10 Questions each Risk Manager should ask himself

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By Stanley Epstein The whole aspect of Risk Management has taken on a much higher profile over the past few years, driven by many new factors. In the financial industry the crisis that so unpleasantly arrived on our doorstep in … Continue reading

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Working together to combat money laundering

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7th Annual European Financial Crime Conference On 21st October the European Financial Crime Conference takes place in London.  Key areas to be debated over two days include current thinking on AML compliance and a review of the EU’s AML agenda.  … Continue reading

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The Libor effect on derivatives

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The UK Court of Appeal is this week hearing two cases in an attempt to determine whether the Libor rate rigging scandal can be considered to be sufficient grounds for invalidating derivatives contracts.  In the first of the cases Barclays … Continue reading

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Banking Reform Bill Amendment on Payments and Securities Settlements

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On 8th October the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill heads to the House of Lords for further consideration by their Lordships. Having listened to numerous opinions the Government has tabled more than 80 amendments which it proposes to add to … Continue reading

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