June 2014 Blog Posts (10)

Is Agile for Dummies?

I have said more than once that the IT industry has much to be blamed for in terms of poor project delivery.  I wrote a discussion paper on Project Risk Management where I lead off…

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Added by Bryan Whitefield on June 23, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Risk Managers Are Spending Their Time on the Wrong Things

There is always a lot of buzz about “risk appetite statements” and “risk tolerance.”  In theory, these sound like a natural launching point for ERM Programs – how can risk managers manage risks without a known goal of what they should be managing towards?

However, the problem with risk appetite…

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Added by Steven Minsky on June 20, 2014 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Kenya is a good business hub

Kenya is a business hub country located in East Africa. Kenya is a good place for entrepreneurs to think of investing in 2014-2015 and staring their ventures for profit maximization. There are several reasons why you should choose Kenya as your next investment destination. one of the most important is that, its a growing economy. However, before making decisions to invest in Kenya, it is important to explore the top small business ideas/opportunities in the developing country.

1. Real…

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Added by Sicily Makena on June 20, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Digital banking: Eclipsing the branch, enticing customers?

It’s all over the news. Around the world, banks are closing branches and more plan to follow suit. Their reasoning? “Digital is taking over”. However, this presents its own set of challenges. How do banks address them so that they reduce their number of branches, while still delivering compelling service offerings?

This isn’t a recent phenomenon. According to research conducted last year by Nottingham University, the UK’s branch…

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Added by Kishen Gajjar on June 19, 2014 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Towards Real Time Risk Management Systems / An interpretation of cryptocurrencies and their protocols

Cryptocurrencies are an emerging method and protocol serving to facilitate the exchange of values between human beings.  These new virtualized valuation systems can link back to the material through fiat currencies.  Value is always relative.  A re-valuation of a cryptocurrency represents a devaluation of the material and an increase in value of the individual.  These cryptocurrencies provide us with great new pier-to-pier tools and protocols for transparency, privacy, security and real time…

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Added by Rodolfo Barros on June 14, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Useful Resources for Financial Literacy

The purpose of this blog post is to stress the importance of financial education (literacy) by gathering valuable resources that will help both youth and adults get a better understanding of finance.

I chose to write about financial literacy as lack of it represents the basis for most of the legislation and regulation initiatives. With products getting more complex the consumers are more vulnerable to mis-selling. Also, this is no secret consumers may show irresponsibility in…

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Added by Tal Yampolsky on June 13, 2014 at 12:19am — 5 Comments

AN EXCELLENT GUIDE FOR FINANCIAL ADVISERS AND CREDIT RISK MANAGERS

NORMALLY CREDIT RISK MANAGERS FOLLOW CONVENTIONAL METHODS TO FACTOR BUSINESS RISK AND CREDIT RATING.

THE OBSOLETE CONVENTIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT IS MAJOR HURDLE IN SUPPORTING A PARTICULAR BUSINESS.

THESE OBSTETRICAL ARE ANTI BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PARTICULARLY FOR START UPS.

GLOBAL RISK COMMUNITY IS BEST PLATE FORM TO LEARN AND…

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Added by NASIR RAZA on June 9, 2014 at 10:03pm — No Comments

Best Practices for Developing Mitigation Plans

A common challenge for early-stage ERM programs is making the step from risk identification and prioritization to the formalization of a control (or mitigation) environment. Keep in mind, it is only possible…

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Added by Steven Minsky on June 9, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

RIMS Risk Maturity Model: ERM Approach and Process Management

Last week, we introduced the latest findings from studies of the RIMS Risk Maturity Model (RMM). In an effort to explain the model and …

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Added by Steven Minsky on June 6, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Act now on transfers before the regulators act on you

Despite a significant rise in the number of affluent investors, the wealth management industry’s track record of keeping its customers happy is still poor. One of the key problems affecting customers of execution-only brokers, for example, is the cost and complexity of transferring investment products between providers. It seems likely that the wealth industry regulators will follow retail banking in making switching rules quick and simple for their customers. Are wealth managers doing their…

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Added by Arunima Haque on June 2, 2014 at 4:10pm — No Comments

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