February 2013 Blog Posts (21)

Risk Leadership: The Need to Listen

A great TED video, this one by Ernesto Sirolli who tried a different approach (listening) to aid small rural and 3rd world communities, inspired this month's musings.

The first half is entertaining storytelling leading up to some interesting points about the need to listen if you wish to solve…

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Added by Bryan Whitefield on February 27, 2013 at 12:32am — 1 Comment

Smarting up EU risk regulation: The ERF Action Plan

Those of us interested in EU risk regulation may be interested in the Action Plan that the European Risk Forum (ERF) issued a couple of months ago. The ERF Action Plan builds on and integrates the Commission Smart Regulation agenda, covering issues such as the EU Law on Administrative Procedures; public consultation, impact assessment…

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Added by Lorenzo Allio on February 25, 2013 at 4:29pm — No Comments

World Risk and Insurance News: Week in Review (18-22 February 2013)

This is your opportunity to see the World Risk and Insurance News reports you may have missed:

  • As insurers were praised for handling claims from Hurricane Sandy, banks were blamed for holding up payments to victims. (http://bit.ly/YLadOp)
  • U.S. employers are revealing strategies to avoid the increased costs of…
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Added by J. P. Greene on February 23, 2013 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Mobile App Empowers Educators Facing Campus Threats

Educators reacting to campus emergencies have a new ally. Crisis360, a web-based and mobile application suite for Apple, Android and Windows devices, allows universities to rapidly communicate critical information to ensure safety and maintain business continuity.

PR Newswire (…
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Added by Crisis360 on February 21, 2013 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Gold as Investment

Financial institutions have to optimize ‘Risk – Return’ and diversify their portfolio. The next presentation of a study illustrates the power of Gold as one of the best asset classes to optimize ‘Risk – Return’ in a given portfolio.…



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Added by Jos Berkemeijer on February 20, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

FX/Trading Market Forecasting is possible

Perennial mystery of understanding Trading Markets continues to this date. Does forecasting work?

Yes, forecasting works, as can be seen just at a glance, from the attached ppt file covering period of 2009-2012 for Gold, Crude Oil, EUR/USD, GBP/USD and AUD/USD.

Much higher no. of forecasts which have come true (in blue boxes) as compared to failed forecasts in red colored boxes proves that it is possible to understand market movements to a great…

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Added by Rahul Chandra on February 20, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

Show us your best stuff!

Show us your best presentations or…

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Added by Boris Agranovich on February 19, 2013 at 9:00pm — 27 Comments

Social Media Governance

BREAKING NEWS: Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix an active Facebook user commonly posts about the success of Netflix, often thanking users of the service for their loyal support, which sounds like the first line from a book on how…

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Added by Dheeraj Prasad on February 17, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Return on Compliance - The New ROI For Business Performance

The business community spends a lot of time worrying over the hidden costs of compliance and risk management programs--but what about the hidden returns?

Business Executives are looking to find ways to gain far more value beyond risk mitigation or regulatory conformance from the…

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Added by Dheeraj Prasad on February 17, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Risk Taxonomies

A recent poll on whether enterprise risk frameworks should employ a risk taxonomy or not, seems to have turned out an encouraging result. Over 93% of risk practitioners voting gave a thumbs up for risk categorisation, with only a handful of souls repelling the concept.

In this posting we look at four steps to bring a risk…

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Added by Martin Davies on February 17, 2013 at 4:38am — No Comments

BROKERS -- WERE COMMISSIONS YOUR TITANIC - STARTED-OFF STRONG AND THEN SANK?

Is your Business Model Sinking?

Employee Benefit and Insurance Brokers, Carriers, and Commissions were a perfect fit for many years! Last week we looked at an Overview of the “Future for Brokers under PPACA/Obamacare. As promised, this week, we will look at the first component of re-tooling that future: “SHIFTING INCOME GENERATION TOOLS.”…

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Added by Philip Eide on February 15, 2013 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Two schools of thought for measuring op risk

I have been reading a lot of posts on many different risk forums of late and it appears that the Frequency x Magnitude argument for measuring operational risk, is a stubborn pandemic and a failing that is going to be nearly impossible to move on from.

How do we really measure operational risk?…

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Added by Martin Davies on February 15, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

MiFID II is coming – are you prepared?

After EMIR, Basel III and Dodd Frank, MiFID II is now on the horizon. Are you keeping up with the latest regulatory developments in the market?

Alarmed by the impact of the latest financial crisis, regulators globally have released a set of new regulations. While most financial institutions are already working diligently on the implementation of EMIR, Basel III and Dodd Frank, the change in the EU Council presidency to Ireland and the current…

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Added by Tom Riesack on February 13, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

What is scenario analysis to op risk people?

Over the last few days, several people have discussed various scenario analysis techniques with me and going on general opinion, this risk assessment technique is very popular among operational risk analysts. Definitely no doubt there, but what scenario analysis means to one analyst, can often be something entirely different to another.…

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Added by Martin Davies on February 9, 2013 at 10:05am — No Comments

Streamline Enterprise Risk Assessments - More Value, Less Work: Free Webinar

Looking back over my most popular blogs, there was a lot of interest in 5 Steps for Better Risk Assessments and …

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Added by Steven Minsky on February 5, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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Book your seat by 15th February 2013, and you will enjoy 10% OFF your Conference Registration plus the LOWEST ACCOMMODATION RATES at the Conference venue, Gran Hotel Princesa Sofia, situated right across from F.C. Barcelona´s mythical Camp Nou stadium.

Come to network with the Best experts from CHEVRON, GDF SUEZ, PEMEX, QATARGAS, ENBRIDGE, as well as with well-known author and Business Continuity guru Geary W. Sikich, and seasoned Crisis Management expert Lawrence E.…

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Added by Barbu Popescu on February 4, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Mobile Marketing for the Auto Industry

One way that mobile marketing may be used in the Auto Industry is to remind drivers about upcoming inspections. So, with inspection reminders a month before the due date, everybody will be prepared for the road.

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Added by ganka belcheva on February 2, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Improving Alignment Among Risk Management, Finance & Operations

In their book, Surviving And Thriving In Uncertainty: Creating The Risk Intelligent Enterprise, Funston and Wagner shed to light how a conventional approach to risk management has failed many businesses. In the book, the authors exhibit a situation where businesses have failed to identify the differences between conventional wisdom and unconventional realities when it comes to…

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Added by Peter Chisambara on February 2, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

10 Basel II operational risk successes and failures

The ten success stories of Basel II are not unique in anyway and there are plenty of other aspects to the Basel II initiative that supported an improved risk function in banks. None the less, these ten risk framework efforts seem to keep appearing as common "this is an excellent element to our risk framework and has evolved our risk management practice in the bank".…

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Added by Martin Davies on February 2, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

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