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Performance Standards for controls

Hello everyone,

Does anyone have information (general or otherwise) regarding performance standards for controls. I´m trying to come up with some good examples to present at risk workshops. By showing a few I hope to get the message across that control identification alone is not enough.



Added by Benjamin Mira on March 4, 2011 at 3:00pm — 10 Comments

modeFinance Overview February 2011

forex trading

Starting from today  it is possible to download (link) the overview about all ratings evaluated by modeFinance during Decemper 2010. 

Please follow “mF Overviews” monthly in modeFinance White Papers (… Continue

Added by modeFinance on March 3, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Seven Deadly Sins of Risk Measurement

Measuring risk means walking a thin line.  Balancing what is highly unlikely from what it totally impossible.  Financial institutions need to be prepared for the highly unlikely but must avoid getting sucked into wasting time worrying about the totally impossible.

Here are some sins that are sometimes committed by risk measurers:

1.  Downplaying uncertainty - Uncertainty increases when loss size increases.  Do your users know that?

2.  Comparing incomparables  -  Do you…


Added by Riskviews on March 2, 2011 at 2:52am — No Comments

Basel III - articles in detail

Basel III

There has been a lot of debate around the world over the new Basel III accord and what it means for banks.  A set of blog articles have been published on the Causal Capital webpage which discuss various aspects of this new mandate.…


Added by Martin Davies on February 26, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

modeFinance and MathWorks: Computational Finance

Thanks to the participation of modeFinance (company website here) to the MathWorks Connection Program (link) and the capability of modeFinance in numerical methods for credit risk evaluation, modeFinance and Mathworks are happy to invite you to the following seminar: 

“Matlab for Computational…


Added by modeFinance on February 24, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

New application of the MORE rating on Private Equity Investments

As it is possible to read in the interesting working paper titled "Does Private Equity change the performance of a European firm in which it invested?", Oleg Badunenko, Christopher F. Baum, and Dorothea Schäfer, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW−Berlin), Department of Innovation, Industry, and Service, Berlin, Germany (link at the paper), the MORE rating (…


Added by modeFinance on February 23, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How does the Hiring Process Really Work?

Dear Community member,

Last month, there were 6.4 unemployed persons for every job opening in the USA, according to the Labor Department. For those who aren't hired, understanding what happens to their candidacy along the way can be a mystery. But knowing what goes on in the hiring process may give prospects the inside track for a job. We're happy to share a webinar recording from Ivy Exec that lifts the curtain on the hiring process.

If you'd like full access to Ivy…


Added by Boris Agranovich on February 22, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Crisis Leadership is better than Crisis Management

The Golden Hour and the First 24 Hours!

In the vast majority of cases, regardless of the duration, the end success or successful resolution to a crisis is determined by the initial actions in the first 24 hours. Often referred to as the “Golden Hour” in emergency medicine, the initial hour of the first 24 hours is the foundation upon which the primary phase is predicated. The events, information and decision making process during these two phases will place both individuals and…


Added by Tony Ridley on February 20, 2011 at 11:00pm — 6 Comments

Importance of Patch Management in effective IT Risk Management


The classic text book definition of risk is, “the probability of a threat agent exploiting vulnerability and the resulting business impact”. Vulnerability can be from applications, software’s, firewalls, people, process, location etc and what we're trying to see here is the vulnerability from software’s or applications and importance of patch management which in turn will result in effective risk management .

Effective Patch Management =…


Added by Biji Scaria on February 20, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Free risk analysis/management app released for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

18 February 2011

Citicus, a corporate risk management and compliance specialist, has released a risk analysis/management app for the iOS range of Apple devices – the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The firm says that it hopes that the unique app – which is offered for free – will offer simple way for decision-makers to identify the potential business impact of their…


Added by Boris Agranovich on February 20, 2011 at 10:04am — No Comments

Border Group Inc Possible Bankruptcy?

Border Group Inc Possible Bankruptcy Filing? Check the  Credit Rating (CC in 2010)! 

Added by modeFinance on February 16, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

MORE Ratings for Supply Chain Risk Analysis

As it is possible to read in the paper "Assessing Supplier Default Risk on the Portfolio Level: a method and application", Stephan Wagner, Christoph Bode, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Swiss (link of the paper, pagg 47-51). modeFinance is quite aware of the significance of the suppliers for the buyer companies.… Continue

Added by Valentino Pediroda on February 15, 2011 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Wordlwide Corporate Credit Rating: Triennial Overview 2007-2009

In order to give a financial and economic overview of miscellaneous companies from different countries, modeFinance (link) analysts executed a deep analysis on the corporate credit rating behaviors for the years 2007, 2008 and 2009 all around the world.

Please, download here (…


Added by Valentino Pediroda on February 10, 2011 at 5:20pm — No Comments

The truth about government travel advisories, warnings and alerts

The truth about government travel advisories, warnings and alerts

If you’re like most people and you believe that government travel advisories, warning and alerts represent the most accurate advice for business travellers then you are terribly mistaken.


Here are the key elements that all business travellers and travel managers need to know regarding the validity and application of government travel alerts and travel related advice. Knowing and understanding these few…


Added by Tony Ridley on February 7, 2011 at 8:37am — No Comments

Transparency for High Frequency Trading Regulators, an Introduction. Contributed by Walter Hendriks

A couple of weeks back I was approached by a HFT magazine editor and he asked me whether I would be interested to write down some of my experiences in HFT. As I am not directly participating in the midst of HFT at this point, I had to give it quite some consideration. Why would I do this? Placing myself in a vulnerable and visible position is not my first nature. Still I strongly believe in taking away the mystique or even – allow me – hysteria regarding this type of Capital Markets…


Added by Boris Agranovich on February 1, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Security Risks of Web 2.0


Let’s start with what’s Web 2.0 before getting in to the risks.

The term Web 2.0 is commonly associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design and collaboration on the World Wide Web.

For some of you still not clear of what’s Web 2.0 let me put it down in a different way. Web 2.0 is Facebook or MySpace or Linkedin or Twitter or the blogs or the Wikis or any web site which…


Added by Biji Scaria on January 30, 2011 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Banks look outside financial sector for risk IT expertise to keep a lid on spiralling salaries, as published at eFinancialCareeres

26 January 2011

Paul Clarke from eFinancialCareers

Spending on risk management technology continues to be a priority for investment banks going into 2011. But, with salaries for IT professionals in this area already on the increase, firms are looking outside of the financial…


Added by Boris Agranovich on January 26, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Is it safe to travel to Thailand in 2011? New annual report

Are you wondering “How safe is it to travel to Thailand in 2011?“. So are many others. Find out here what the main travel safety and security issues will be for Thailand in 2011. You may be surprised as to what the REALthreats and issues are.


Thailand Travel Safety and Security Report




Added by Tony Ridley on January 26, 2011 at 9:13am — No Comments

Call For Papers

Information & Security: An International Journal

Special issue on

Countering Maritime Piracy

Editor: Prof. Alexander Yankov

Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea


{Keywords: piracy, situational awareness, maritime sovereignty, maritime safety, security or…


Added by Dimitar Zayakov on January 20, 2011 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Transport Policy

New vision of the website is active. All colleagues involved or interested in the problems of transport security could visit it and do their registration for free. We will appreciate all information for events, news, expert assessments and discussions shared there. We kindly invite all of you to share your proposals and critical remarks on the structure and consistence of the website which will allow us to… Continue

Added by Dimitar Zayakov on January 20, 2011 at 1:27pm — 2 Comments

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